So long, Farewell…

The last three months have been a tumultuous whirlwind. The topper came about a week and a half ago when I got a job offer in MEMPHIS with less than three weeks to report for my first day!

I have the most amazing friends and family here in Portland. I am leaving connections I’ve spent all of my adult life building and nurturing. This move truly is bittersweet. So many things have had to happen in such a small window and all of them have magically fallen into place. I know I have a guardian angel who is looking out for me.

I’ve been remiss in telling you about my slowing healing. I am not a patient patient and this shoulder injury has been a colossal nuisance! This move would have been a tremendous nightmare, and really, impossible without the help of my friends and family.

I know this move is the right thing for me at this time. I’m starting a new chapter. I’ve purged 80% of all my belongings. I had a lot of crap! There are some things I still can’t bear to part with. My new mantra going forward is if I do not have a specific, immediate use for an item, I will not buy it.

But really, I have been in Portland all of my adult life. Almost 25 years!! I never thought I’d be here this long. Being from the south, I’ve always looked at things a little differently from my west coast counterparts. The first year I was in Oregon, I was always over dressed. I went through my hippy/hiking/no shaving phase. I am not covered in tattoos, though I do have my next one picked out. Now I find myself wanting to be more of a girl. Which is funny because I have never been a girly-girl. I’ve wandered off topic…

Thank you Portland. Thank you friends. I am going to miss you so much.

Stay tuned for how this new chapter unfolds.


Published by Lula Harp

I'm a mad scientist trying to find my tools.

6 thoughts on “So long, Farewell…

  1. miss you already but glad things are falling into place. thinking you need a facebook profile now so we can all keep up with this new chapter and help you celebrate from afar!!!


      1. Facebook is for us old folks! Sign up on Twitter, instead!

        I’ll miss your smiling face. Wishing you success and am dying to hear all about it!



  2. So excited for you! Cannot wait to hear all about it. I am over the top happy in my new location. I have to pinch myself every day. I wish you the same dearest. Happy trails. xoxo, Margie


    1. I have yet to find a proper cocktail but that has more to do with my schedule so far. Once I get settled into a routine, that’ll come. I’m loving your latest pictures, the frogs especially! Cheers to our new spaces! xoxo


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