Yes, you read that right, I am moving to Portland, Oregon! Day 1 of driving starts in the morning and I couldn’t be more excited/terrified. This is a huge deal.
All I can think about right now is if I have everything stuffed into my car. My whole life is literally in my car (with my bike on top) and I am astonished my Dad was able to fit it all. I have spent the whole day dropping off bags and bags of stuff to The Salvation Army for donation and then either packing what I want to take with or throwing the rest out. It has been very overwhelming.
This move has been in the works for a while now. Out of college (three years ago) I wasn’t sure what I wanted to do so I moved back home and fell into a job working in tax. I never saw it as a forever thing though. So, I researched a handful of cities, visited Austin, TX, but then had my heart set on Portland. It has taken a lot of courage to actually make this happen. I made the decision to quit my job and move (without a job lined up in Portland). But, I am so excited for the opportunities that lie ahead of me. It’s going to be one hell of an adventure.
My Dad and I will be driving for the next two and a half days. We will be arriving in Portland on Saturday, stopping in Rapid City, SD and Coeur d’Alene, ID for sleep.
I’m really stepping out of my comfort zone here and I would be lying if I said I wasn’t scared. But, I know this is the right thing. I am on the right path, my path, and I have faith that everything will work out.
I am sad to leave my childhood home and town, but I am more than ready for something new. I am beyond grateful for my family and their support and I will miss them so much.
Here’s to going after what you want and chasing dreams!