Hi!! Just Us... Checking in. I'm still fine.
It's 5 months into my move NW and it's been a wild ride. First off, it feels SO good to be back in the Mountains ❤ and overall, it's been an amazing experience. Oregon is beautiful. I am still in awe at the amount of water there is outside the desert. Even Colorado doesn't look like this!
Things I Have Learned over 160 days: • You may own a dog, but may not live with one • Anything below 65 is COLD and requires an extra layer • A jacket is called a "puffy" • I should ALWAYS carry said "puffy" on me at all times • No need to get out of the car at gas stations. Just roll down the window and yell "Fill 'er Up! No, I don't want Super Premium. Yes I'd like my receipt" • Subarus, Hydroflasks and Patagonia are life (turns out my girls in AZ are more "Bend" than I am 😜😊) • Sunsets here are super girly 💓💜💓 • YUP! Mosquitoes still love me 😣 • Need a coffee or a brewery? Walk 50 steps in any direction • @memesofbend is accurate AF • Don't go to Dutch Bros- it's not a thing • STILL not a fan of IPAs • First Friday is NOT worth it • Westside = Best side • PAYING for the Westside = 💸💸💸 • Showering or hair brushing is optional • #vanlife ( mic drop )
It has been quite the adjustment! At times perfect, at times painful, at times exciting and at times lonely. I moved around A LOT when I was younger, so packing up my stuff yet again didn't REALLY feel scary to me. My CURRENT reality and hard truth of it all: the newness and initial excitement has begun to wear off and I am finally recognizing "Oh, Wow. I am not going back this time." I often go to my storage unit, open the door and just say "Hi Stuff". So life now is an ebb and flow- just trying to figure out how I fit in up here. .
I DID buy my first pair of #Birkenstocks
last month - So that's a start!! 😉
To all those people here who have taken me in and spent time getting to know me- thank you! You have made this transition so much better and I look forward to deepening new friendships. To all I left behind- I think about you often and I miss you like crazy ❤❤ I hope you'll visit soon!