I’ve joined Holidailies this year again, attempting to commit to writing a post every day this month.
Hi, hello. I can’t keep up with our jetset lifestyle. We are now in Eugene, OR, after fiveish weeks in La Pine, OR outside Bend, in central Oregon.
We didn’t love our last 3ish weeks in La Pine. It snowed, and then…just kept being snowy, and even when it wasn’t snowing it still wasn’t hot enough to not be covered in snow outside. The deck outside our house was just increasingly icy, and our rural neighborhood didn’t get plowed or enough traffic to melt on the roads. Going outside was increasingly unpleasant, and I already knew I can’t live anywhere I need to shovel the weather out of my way. It was basically impossible to spend any time outside, which is how I keep myself alive. It’s a perfect place, but only for three seasons a year.
So we are now in Eugene, which some people thought we wouldn’t like because it’s not…hip? I guess? Oh my god, I love a college town. We’re in a neighborhood right on the Willamette river, a janky sort of bungalow neighborhood that clearly doesn’t have an HOA, and if we could afford to buy right this minute we would.
It’s an odd in-between space now, knowing we’re not going to commit to anything. I’m a root-grower, I like to sink in wherever I am. But part of the purpose of this undertaking is for us to get into discomfort zones. Trying to re-adapt every 5-6 weeks to a new environment. Living out of a cargo van.
It’s been a long time since I met the Holidailies brief, but I’m going to give it a serious try this time. Follow along, won’t you?