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Portland Update: One Year


Today, we celebrate living in Portland, Oregon for ONE YEAR. A year ago, we ended our epic, cross-country road trip and finally arrived home.

It definitely seems unreal. I keep thinking that there’s no way that I’ve lived across the country from everything and everyone I know for an entire year. But, I have. And, I’m so happy.

The best way I can describe how I feel about Portland is this: When I visited for the first time in March of 2013, I felt as though I had found something that I had been missing my whole life. All of a sudden and very overwhelmingly, I felt home in a way I never felt in Florida.

Very few people are actually from Portland. Most of us are transplants- coming from all over the United States to experience this same feeling- a feeling of peace, wonder, acceptance and adventure.

I wake up every day with bountiful thankfulness. I don’t know why I’ve been so blessed to have the opportunity to live here, but I know it’s exactly where I’m supposed to be.