What is this?

It couldn’t have been much past the New Year when I received a call about an opportunity in Portland, Oregon. This was the second west coast opportunity that had come my way; the first was located in Colorado. I talked to Jaime about it – said I felt maybe that God wanted us out there for a bit. Jaime was supportive, so I went for it. And now we’re here – 3,000 miles from home.

Because this is the most impulsive thing I have done since I moved to New York City with no job lined up, I felt it would be smart to document the experience. Not knowing what is going to happen next is the most terrifying feeling – yet, it’s an incredible feeling as well. I can’t control anything beyond the day and so in a sense, I am so much more free. I have cut off my dusty safety net. I feel alive again. I also feel the urge to clean something. I am stressed. I need to condition myself to enjoy the moment and not worry about when it will be over and when the  next will happen.

So – anyhow – we have created this journal. A daily documentation of experiences and emotions and all that jazz. Enjoy!

– Kate & Jaime

5 responses to this post.

  1. Posted by Diane Slotkin on February 13, 2011 at 1:35 am

    I so wish I was able to take this magnificent journey along with you both but I know I will travel with your words. Enjoy and have a magnificent time of your lives! Love and best wishes!

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  2. Posted by Luanne Leo on February 13, 2011 at 11:30 am

    We can’t wait to see you.
    Sounds awesome!
    Enjoy every minute!
    Just remember to take one day at a time.
    Love you!
    Mom & Dad

    Reply

  3. Posted by Papa Bear on February 13, 2011 at 12:19 pm

    I will be a regular follower … and we’re looking forward to our visit in March! What a great opportunity for the two of you.

    Reply

  4. Posted by Mom Janet and Dad Abe on February 13, 2011 at 8:31 pm

    We are so excited for you both. Oh, the places you’ll go! You know we’ll live vicariously through you both as you play back each day of your adventure. It’s not everyday that an opportunity like this gets offered to someone but we’re thrilled it happened to you! Can’t wait to read about your experiences everyday right here on this page.
    We love you both muchly,
    Mom Janet and Dad Abe

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  5. What a great summary of events over the past day. It’s so fresh and entertaining and exciting. A big piece of cherry pie!! I gotta see this one for real!
    Love,
    Papa Bear

    Reply

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