The move is sidetracked...for now.
As many of you may know, I had originally planned to move to Oregon very soon. For a variety of reasons (all personal, nothing earth-shattering), I've decided to stay on the East Coast for a little while longer. I'll be blunt: I'm bummed about what I'll be missing in Oregon over the coming months. But as some of my friends know, I'm a big planner. True to form, I have a plan for heading out West on the horizon.
The big move out West was a long time in the making. Such a drastic change is equal parts exciting and nerve-wracking, which I believe is something we all need to experience at least once in life. To some, making such a huge leap comes easier than it does to others; I fall in the latter camp. I suppose this ended up as a variable in the decision to delay proceedings, but it's hardly the only one.
So what's the plan?
A move date out West is now fairly open-ended, but it's something that is assuredly on the docket. The opportunity is luckily still there, and I plan on taking full advantage of it.
In the meantime, I'll certainly be enjoying the familiarity of my surroundings...to a point. I've been lagging in my outdoors time. I've been lagging in my photography and filmmaking. I've been lagging...well, haven't really started...trying out some track-driving and motorsport. These are all things that the East Coast has in abundance, and I'm going to enjoy them while I'm here. Comfort in routine is nice, but I'm replacing the adventure of moving now with the adventure of throwing myself straight back into my hobbies and passions.
When the time comes to head out West, I'll be richer for it.
Finally, to my Portland friends: a trip out is coming very soon (within the next few months). Beers on me.