Monday, February 2, 2009

Across the Country

I made it to Portland - finally! After 24 hours of driving, flying, layovering, diverting and busing, I arrived in my new hometown. (Coming Soon: Planes, Trains, and Automobiles II, starring Mary Carter!) Due to heavy fog at the Portland airport, my plane was not able to land on Saturday evening. I've never been to Seattle (and I didn't really care to go there this past weekend) but that's where I ended up. After hours of sitting in the airport, waiting to see what the airline was going to do with us, we were all shuttled to a hotel where we got a little sleep, then put on a Grey Hound Sunday morning and bussed into the city - welcome to Portland!

I am grateful to be staying with some of my family, the Moores, while I get settled in the city and look for a place to live. I started my new job today and had a wonderful first day of work at The Murdock Charitable Trust! I couldn't ask for a more welcoming office or more friendly coworkers. I can already tell that this job is going to be a wonderful experience which will challenge and strengthen me, professionally and personally.

An exciting journey is beginning. A new chapter of my life is opening. Emotions are running through me: excitement, nervousness, anxiety, fear, anticipation.

Miles Between...
"You can kiss your family and friends goodbye and put miles between you, but at the same time you carry them with you in your heart, your mind, your stomach, because you do not just live in a world but a world lives in you."

- Frederick Buechner
Telling the Truth

1 comment:

  1. Glad to hear your 1st day went well. They are lucky to have you!! Hope today is just as good. Love you!!