2015 will always be the year we risked it all – our community, our sense of home, proximity to family and ocean access – for an adventure.
2015 will always be the year I…
Left home, at the age of 33.
Called Portland home and learned what rain is.
Started taking Vitamin D supplements.
Needed to make friends.
Joined a book club. (Because of the aforementioned need to make friends.)
Encountered Northwest Nice. And was oh so grateful.
Fell in love with trees.
Trained for a race. And the training paid off.
Had my first backyard.
Made snowballs in the backyard. (More than once!)
Was warned to look for rodents sleeping under the hood of my car.
Found acupuncture, a life changing discovery.
Told myself, “It will grow back.” and learned that waiting for hair to grow isn’t half as fun as watching paint dry.
Discovered how much the ocean means to me. And how much I miss it.
Grew a lot. Learned a ton. Tried new things. And settled into new grooves.
Loved new places and people.
2015 will always be a year that made me a better person.
And I’m so grateful for all that 2015 challenged and blessed me and my family with. But, I’m ready for another year. Another chapter in this awesome life journey.
So, 2016, come on down! I cannot wait to see the story that unfolds in the next 365 days.