Waiting Until The Shine Wears Off


I have to admit, I’ve been at a bit of a loss for words lately. Between getting settled here in Portland, starting a new job, and trying to experience as much as I can here, I haven’t really put aside the time to create any new content. That being said, I must thank you all for bearing with me while I’m navigating my way through this transitional state. Moving forward, I’d really like to be more prolific with this blog.

Over the last two months, my life has changed in every way imaginable. I’m in a new city surrounded by new people, working at a new job, and living in a new home. Everything still feels shiny and new, and while my new life is becoming more and more familiar every day, I still meander through life a bit starry-eyed with wonder. It’s been about a month and a half and I still can’t believe that I actually live here.

Because of my now drastically different life circumstances, one might assume that my blog would begin to reflect such changes. I can say with certainty that the focus of Without Roots is going to shift over the next couple of months. How? I haven’t figured that out yet. As I’ve mentioned countless times, Without Roots started as little more than a coping mechanism to combat my lack of fulfillment caused by living as an adult in my hometown. Leading up to my big move, I had finally started to really get into the groove of things and find my voice. Of course, I relocated across the country and everything changed. 

Lately I’ve been feeling like I’ve lost that voice because now that I’m in this new place, Without Roots has taken on an entirely new meaning. Back in New York, this blog was meant to explore the concept of rootless living in the place I’d lived nearly my entire life. It was a way to share some of my world with you and to explore the unfamiliar parts of a place I thought I knew like the back of my hand. But in Portland, nothing is familiar, and maybe that’s something that will begin to reflect in my future posts.

All of that being said, I hope that you’ll stick with me through this transitional period. I have a feeling that during the next couple of months, my posts will be a bit unfocused and scattered. But hopefully after a little bit of stumbling, I’ll manage to get my feet beneath me and find my voice again.