An East Coast Gal Heads Northwest
Why would we leave we a city we love to move to a smaller town 3,000 miles away where we don’t know a soul? Why this move and why this blog? Because moving is both cathartic and frightening, clarifying why you love what you left behind and what you stand to gain from your new home.
Through this blog, I will track our perceptions of the Pacific Northwest through the eyes of gritty East Coast, helping us to embrace but not idealize our new home. As we approach 30 and see more peers settling down, we realize this is a rare move across the country away from our friends and family.
Baltimore has much to teach Oregon and vice-versa. Through this blog, we’ll try to connect these two disparate realms in our mind and life. Baltimore will be in our heart, reminding us of the persistent need to work to heal the world. We will return from this place forever changed.
And in the meantime, we want to enjoy the local microbrews, pinot noirs, coffee and myriad organic farms.