I can’t believe that after 4 1/2 months of preparing and planning, I will be officially hitting the road tomorrow. Talk about rubber meeting the road! Fifteen months after moving home to Portland, I am leaving it in my rearview mirror for new adventures. These last few weeks have gone by on turbo speed. From putting in my notice at work (thank God that nightmare is over) to squeezing in as many friend and family meetups as possible to vacationing in Mexico. I am finally at the end.
As busy as this time was, I wouldn’t have changed it – not even to ask for more time because, it would have just become filled. It felt like the last push before finishing a race (granted the longest race I’ve done is a 3k, but I wanted to be put out of my misery by the end of that). I was just ready to be done and move on to the next step. But during this busy time, I’ve been blessed over and over – from thoughtful gifts, prayers, sharing with old and new friends my plans, and just realizing that this is reality and not just a dream!
After all the packing (thank you to my Mom and Dad!!), moving, cleaning, and last minute working, I am ready for a nap! And Jasper is more than a little antsy for the both of us, poor nugget! I, on the other hand, haven’t really stopped to be sentimental or scared or to think how much I will miss my friends and family. I know that will come when this adrenaline crashes (hopefully I don’t end up crying the whole way to Boise).
More than anything I am at peace, both hopeful and excited to start this journey. I know that I’m doing what God has called me to, and I know that He will continue to guide and protect me on my way. I’m still human and nervous, but I know that it will all work out for good and I’m excited to see what happens in my life during and at the end of this!
Goodbye, Portland! I’ll be back again with the rains 🙂