Sometimes your 3 year Portlandversary comes up and, after reflecting on the past six months, you realize life just has gotten in its own way and had started to stumble over itself.

So I made a huge irrationally spontaneous (and very much not me) decision to cash in my miles, pack my bags, and step away from my little Portland life for a week.

I know taking a trip home to stay with your parents for a bit isn’t always everyones idea of rest and relaxation. But they’ve probably never experienced the tiny town I hail from.

My mornings consisted of soaking up the sun and making friends.

And my evenings were spent soaking up the view.

I’m rested. I’m recharged. I’m ready to get back to living.