Life, as you all know, has its wonderful swings: steady routines and simple plans, can switch in the blink of an eye to fast-paced, sometimes chaotic, exciting changes.
We’ve had some great big ol’ changes in our lives the past two weeks and now that it’s official, I’m so excited to share it with you!
Weez, Cabo, and I are moving to Portland*!
After completing his Ph.D. in Organic Chemistry and an intense series of competitive interviews, Dr. Weez was offered a fantastic job; one we were more than excited to accept.
He starts his career as an Environmental Engineer at Intel in late-August!
Over the weekend, we signed a lease on a gorgeous new town home-style apartment. We’ll be within running distance from Rock Creek Trails, light rail distance from downtown Portland, and driving distance from Mt. Hood to the east and the Pacific Ocean to the west.
I’ll help Weez move out to Oregon in mid-August, but will return to Colorado (and our current Boulder apartment) to complete my PhD. We’ll be paying two rents for a few months, but the good news is that I’ve been writing my dissertation and am on track to finish up in the fall!
These 5 years have been the longest I’ve ever lived anywhere in my life. This place is home. My friends have become family. I’m really attached to Boulder. But as sad as I am to leave, if we had to leave this place, this feels like the next best thing.
I hear Portland is filled with folks that love their pets, being outside, healthy, and active as much as we Coloradans :)
So the question I have for YOU is: know any Portland-area bloggers/runners? What Oregon road/trail races should I sign up for? I’d love to meet some new runner friends!
*More specifically: Hillsboro, Oregon (a suburb 10 miles west of Portland)