Well, I did it. I moved to Aspen (area). I moved in November 16th. I'm back to paying $525(includes utilities) for housing!! This makes me sad, but it is cheaper than I was paying in Ohio before moving into my van. I'm out of Ohio though, that's the main thing. I've rarely left Ohio in the past 25 years, and I knew it would be hard to leave for long term. Knowing that I had housing and a job all set up when I arrived here made it easier.
I have three roommates. I've only had roommates once in my life, they lasted a few months. I've lived alone for the past 4 years. Roommates are going to be a hard adjustment.