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.

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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!!!

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      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!

        Deb

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  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

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    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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