So yes. I made it.
I’m in the great land of the free. Phew.
It has been very… roller-coaster-y.
But I am glad to have finally reached into this blog again. It is like a home away from home. A snippet of normalcy. Each time I would set myself up to blog, something would get in the way.
I’m not trying to sound rude or anything, but…I was just too busy to blog it seems. I’m still on the busy side of things, yes, but not really with actually activity. It’s like mental busyness. Or emotional busyness. I can’t seem to think straight or feel completely relaxed. You can read that as I’m staying in a hostel because I cannot afford to stay in a hotel and I’m not a hostel person. Like at all. For instance, the last few days I’ve been down with a cold from all the travelling so I decided to nest up in the TV room. I was also feeling pretty homesick, even though it has only been 6 days. I was conveyor belting cookies into my mouth all happy to be able to have some privacy to be able to just really pig it up while watching some TV. Then this guy comes in and ruins it. To be fair to him, he did ask nicely and I did say yes welcome in! But he still ruined my piggy evening in. The whole problem with hostels is the idea they have that it is a communal living space, so everywhere I go there they are again. (I am actually a very nice person. I just like private time.)
So yes. I’m still a little busy getting used this new way of life of communal living while trying to find a home and learning the transport system and figuring out what the coins are ( I’m so bad at using coins). I am having fun, and I am exhausted beyond belief! But I guess that means I’m getting a lot done, right? I will admit to you right now, even though it makes me sound so lame, one of my favourite pastimes so far is walking around supermarkets. Every one I pass I just got to go in and see! Salad bars are everywhere! You can buy hot soup at the supermarket! There is about 10 variations of the same product, it is crazy. I love it! I obviously need to get some friends.
I do have a few posts that I prepared before hand, a kind of ‘here’s one that I made earlier’ type of thing. I knew I was running out of time to blog to my normal routine before I left, but I had time to get photos of some projects I had been working on and wanted to share with you all. So keep your eyes peeled for that! And, I’ll try to keep you posted with my exciting adventures in Portland, of course.