Published: Feb. 16, 2016

Ben Rains the day he knew he was BoulderBoundI knew I was #BoulderBound when I found myself day-dreaming about skiing in Colorado.

I knew I was #BoulderBound when I changed all of my laptop and phone wallpapers to pictures of the flatirons.

I knew I was #BoulderBound when I began looking for season tickets to Denver sports teams.

I knew I was #BoulderBound when I bought out REI of all its outdoor clothing.

I knew I was #BoulderBound when I memorized the CU Fight song months before I arrived.

I knew I was #BoulderBound when I planned out numerous day hikes in the Rockies.

I knew I was #BoulderBound when I caught myself browsing the Red Rocks lineup.

I knew I was #BoulderBound when I bought three Nalgenes, stickers too.

I knew I was #BoulderBound when I walked around Pearl Street for the first time, enjoying all of the street performances.

I knew I was #BoulderBound when I started exercising and eating healthier.

I knew I was #BoulderBound when I attempted to finally learn the rules of football.

I knew I was #BoulderBound when I started saving money towards a Subaru Outback.

I knew I was #BoulderBound when I started buying solely Celestial Seasonings tea.

I knew I was #BoulderBound as soon as CU-Boulder sent me my acceptance letter.

 

 

Ben

Benjamin Rains
Freshman