Watch the Wheels Roll to Find Another Place Home

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If you’re wondering where I’ve been the past couple of months, this post is for you. Around the time of my last post in mid-March, I was ravaging the Portland metro for a new home, knowing that my lease was up at the end of April. I considered moving closer to my job in the suburbs only to realize that doing so would mean I’d have to leave the haven that is Southeast Portland and live in the suburbs. I remember a specific moment I experienced when walking along the Willamette waterfront on a sunny afternoon. I asked myself, What is most important to me? Being near I work or being close to the things I love when I’m not at work? It wasn’t exactly a hard decision. The way I spend my time away from work is the most important thing to me and a vast majority of my favorite things are in Portland. So when I stumbled upon a tiny one bedroom apartment only a mile south of my first home in Portland that happened to be in my price range, I jumped on it. A month later, I am here, I am alive, and it is such a relief. 

This is the first time I've ever lived completely on my own. Before I found this place, I was considering living with 3 or 4 other people to save some money. But then when I realized that this is probably the only time I'll be in a place where I can live on my own and easily afford it, I knew that this is what I had to do. I've felt incredibly stuck over the past few months, feeling like I haven't really been growing or progressing in my life. Deciding to take the leap and live alone feels like a step in the right direction and I'm looking forward to what lies ahead. 

The past few weeks have been almost entirely focused on this move and trying to enjoy the little moments in between. However, I have gone on quite a few little adventures that I can't wait to share with you in the coming weeks. I still have a ton of unpacking and settling in to do but I can assure you that you'll be hearing a lot more from me now that I have a new home.

Thank you all for your enduring patience and support. Until next time.