i want to make this a place where i say what’s on my mind and leave it at that. it will be informal for my own sake, so that i feel comfortable and can translate clearly. hopefully my photos will make up for my almost certain lack of words at times. that being said, welcome to my new journal!
the past few month i have spent mainly in-between places, states & mindsets. lately i have felt i make friendships as quickly as old ones break away. this month marks the longest i have been on the road solo. for christmas i slept under my friend’s bed in a tiny dorm yet wasn’t bothered in the slightest because of the mountains i was surrounded by in colorado. in november i decided to leave all of my stuff behind and hit the road. i burned everything i owned but two boxes and left minnesota with a suitcase and my camera backpack. mainly i feel glad to have escaped the extreme winter season i’ve grown far too accustomed to for the first time in my life.
this year feels more open than any other before me. in a good and bad way, i suppose. in a week i will be settling into an apartment in downtown Portland with good friends and a new life ahead of me.