Portland Bound

Thursday, March 26, 2015

I turned 36 last week and I am jobless, homeless, and I couldn't be happier. We sold our house in one weekend. I was hopeful it would sell fast, but this was shocking! We live in a historic area of Orange, California. Old Towne Orange feels like small town living. I fell for a charming craftsman bungalow five years ago and have been fixing it up ever since. I had no clue how much work it would take, but I was really happy with how we are leaving our home. I can only hope the new owners have as many amazing things happen in the home for them!

I've worked for the same company for almost 8 years. It's been a rewarding position, but I am ready for a new adventure. My new job title goes a little something like this...mommy, wife, freelance graphic designer. I am beyond excited that I will be staying home with Sawyer. It's such an honor. I am also super lucky to be able to work out of my home. I love what I do and I couldn't give it up. It's apart of who I am, but it's about finding balance between work and family. By day I will be mommy and by night I will be a designer.

SO...the big question is where are we moving? Hmm...maybe the title of this post gave it away..Portland, Oregon! Visiting Oregon was like finding a hidden gem. You don't know why the rest of the world does not know about. Shh...don't tell anyone. I want it to stay that way. It is have to like the weather. WE DO! Give me gloom and rain over sunshine any day. Rain especially makes me feel alive. My California friends are reading this crazy girl! Maybe I am!? Nah, we are going to love hiking, exploring and living our new life. Today we drove 550 miles to Redding, California and tomorrow we will drive into Portland. I can hardly wait! It's been hard to leave family and friends, but we know it's what will be best for us.

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