The Journey…

It’s only now, almost two weeks after my arrival in Oregon that I can even think straight enough to write and reflect on my trip here. Eight days in a small car…with three pent up cats yep that’s right, I said 3… don’t judge me. Following behind me, an extremely grumpy boyfriend, a u-haul and all of our worldly possessions. We sold a town home in Maryland, which was perfectly suitable, 3 bedroom home, with a garage. We quit two perfectly suitable jobs. We left both  of out perfectly wonderful families. “Why?” u may ask…

My decision was based on one thing only. I asked myself “Self? Are you inspired here? Are you nurturing your passions and finding a life that will truly make you happy?” The answer to all of these things was NO! I couldn’t find one thing in my present life (at that time)  that inspired me and encouraged me. 

So… with everything in a truck, it took 7 days to drive from Maryland to Oregon. I cried, spent a few sleepless nights in a couple sketchy motels, visited numerous gas stations, endured endless complaining from the 3 spoiled cats (remember them?) (see below) ate some horrible gas station food, digestive issues and car trouble. 

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But we made it! We arrived here on the 8th day. Stayed our first night in a hotel and then on to our new home (rented) the very next day. We live 14 miles from Eugene, up on a mountain. We live on a compound, if you will, with 4 homes in total, and 10 chickens. It’s a small homestead belonging to two beautifully souled women. Since our arrival here we have met only the nicest of people, we have had no negative interactions in any form. 

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Our spirits are becoming rejuvenated and we are soaking up all of the kindness people have to offer.  I am finding inspiration in all things here and it is my intention to share it with you. I believe I am on a Journey to who and where I am supposed to be in life. After all…its about the Journey and not the Destination…correct?

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