Friday, July 27, 2012

Live every day like it's your last in that city

Once we committed to moving to Portland, we pushed the LA kickin it into high gear. We hung out on the roof more and were still in awe of the view. We went to the beach countless times to walk around, ride bikes and try new restaurants. We had dinners with friends and laughed until our cheeks hurt. We went out for late night drinks and talked about how awesome our LA life has been. We discovered places right around the corner, like a tapas bar and a bead store, that we wish we would have gone to years before. We were more outgoing and quicker to say yes to things. I finally felt comfortable enough to go out with no makeup on. A drive in traffic across town didn't seem like a huge daunting task anymore. Weekends were no longer a time to rest. Our friends have shown nothing but love for us as we prepare to move home. My college friends organized a farewell dinner for us at C&O Trattoria, our favorite place by the beach for wine and Italian food. My old coworker met me downtown for brunch at Bottega Louie. Our friends in the building have had about 10 parties in our honor. The people at the Chapman Market gave us free beer. The list goes on. We're going to miss our dear friends here, but they all know there is a place for them to stay when they come visit Portland (most of them have never been). We're so happy with the way our last few months turned out here. We feel like we have fallen deeper in love with LA and we want to come back to visit very soon. I may even become licensed to practice therapy in California and Oregon so we can have the best of both worlds.

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