Happy New Year! I'm excited to be posting my first post of the year. This month was a little hectic for me, packed full of almost nothing but stress and fatigue. Last month, I decided that it would be a good idea to look into moving to Oregon. Ever since the decision was made, I had been riddled with anxiety and worries which is to be expected from someone moving and even more so from a young woman like myself moving away from home for the very first time and did I mention, on my own. So as the moving date approached and I scrambled to get everything in order, I was more and more anxious and very much in denial. My family and friends said goodbye to me, but I didn't feel any different and I left my job and I tried to take in everything that I could of my home town and my rituals at home and with my friends, but everything felt the same. I couldn't sleep for weeks, and it was awful. I had a wonderful going away party with as many friends and family and I could fit into my house. I spent my last free day with my best friend and my dad. The morning of the move I packed my remaining possessions and tried not to get too sad leaving my father and my cat but I cried hard while I drove through town, empty in the dark. By the time the sun was rising and I was focused on my task at hand, getting there. The drive wasn't nearly as arduous as I expected, which I was glad of. I spent one night in Idaho and the next day I arrived. After a few days of dreadful sleeping on the floor all my things arrived at the apartment and I have been making it feel like home. Oregon makes me so happy and it's full of beauty like I've never seen and Portland calms me in a way that I can't describe, while still being vibrant and exciting. It's a little sad that I had to leave everyone that I love, to be somewhere where I think I can thrive, to be somewhere that I can be happy but I haven't regretted this decision yet and I doubt that I will. I cannot wait to see where the rest of my journey takes me.
I'm going to have so many photos this year so stay tuned!
Each month I will be posting a Photo of the Month! Also I'll try to work in any requested posts or things I find interesting to post! Enjoy!