How to Bloom in Farmington

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But how do you do that when you feel so miserable when you first move to Farmington or have been here for years and still feel unhappy?

This man gave a sermon in my church several months ago. He told us what he told his son before he left on a mission to another country.

This is what he said:

“Son, don’t hold back.
Whenever we have gone to Navajo Lake, I’ve always told you to jump in. Yes, the water is cold.
Just jump in.
Do the same thing when when you arrive in your mission.
Don’t hold back.
Love the people and give it everything you have.”

I totally pictured me wanting to dip my feet in and then slowly inch forward into the cold water – only to prolong the misery.

My Advice

Jump in.

Make friends.


Get involved.

Find the wonderful things about Farmington that make it unique.


I hope you bloom and thrive here in Farmington! It’s truly a great place to live. It only took me four years to discover that. I hope it takes you a much shorter time!




5 thoughts on “How to Bloom in Farmington

  1. I found your website just by chance looking for tennis activities for my 8 year old. We just moved to Farmington a month ago from Eastern Oregon. My husband is teaching music at the college, and we have two boys. It was helpful reading some of your posts, and I felt like I could relate to many of the things you said! It has only been a month, and I have had a really hard time adjusting. We came from a smaller town, and had lived there for 11 years, and a lot of times I miss my small community. Just wanted to say thanks for the uplifting post, and you have some great tips and things on your blog!

    1. Thanks for your comment! My heart goes out to you! I hope you give yourself time to grieve all the people and things that you miss. Then I hope you can jump in and find joy in Farmington. Best of luck to you and your family!

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    1. Thanks for hanging in there! It’s so frustrating when you can’t find what you are looking for. I hope that my blog has been of some help to you. Thanks! -Lynne

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