Words can not adequately describe how wonderfully amazing and chaotic the past two months have been. To everyone that has spent time with me before I left, thank you, every moment was wonderful.
Since I received my Peace Corps invitation I immediately gave my two weeks notice over at CONTECH Stormwater Solutions
and started the intricate process packing the past four years into UPS boxes and my car and partying with all the lovely people I know in Portland. During that time the unexpected happened and I found my puzzle piece that captured my heart in a very brief period of time. I danced the night away at the White Heart in extreme heels, rolled down the hill on the Eastern Prom, drank plenty of local beer, rode my bike everywhere I could, hugged everyone I love, and stayed up past one and woke before dawn almost everyday.
Best Old Port Festival ever. OPF!
Ms. Karen is the most amazing friend, I will miss her dearly.
A big thank you to Bill Yeo and his cycling buddy for riding down from Freeport to my place to help me rig up my bike rack for my most prized possession –my Bianchi Ocelot- on the long and fast haul to Colorado. It all about zip ties.
Here’s to the most bizarre juxtaposition of past and present, it will continue to amuse and confuse me.
My housemates- Brian, Katie, Matt, and Amy are the best! I’ll miss our mini-green bike door and big communal dinners. Housemates Forever!
Ms. Kris, thank you. I claim you in the name of my sanity!
A huge thank you to the wonderful Ms. Briana for driving from Maine to Colorado with me, we talked so much that I almost lost my voice. She has remained a very close friend despite the distances and time we’ve been apart.
My wisdom teeth were successfully removed, despite the minor incident of blacking out in the bathroom from the anesthesia.
Had a quick jaunt to Florida to visit my partner in extreme and random adventures, Howie. Swimming in the almost-way-to-warm-compared-to-Maine Atlantic was the best. Who needs an amusement park when you can run around in nature.
Thanks to my family in Colorado, especially my mom and my sister, for putting up with me and helping me, I love you very much.
Working on international water resource development has been a personal career goal for more years than I can remember, thank you to everyone that has helped along the way.
Soon I’ll be hauling 107 linear inches to Africa, but I've left my heart spanning across Portland, Maine, and of course a niche or two in Colorado.
Much love and stay awesome
P.S. If you live in Portland I encourage you to vote for Kevin Donoghue
for district one (East End) or Dave Marshall for district two (West End) City Councilor. They are both wonderful people with innovative ideas to help make Portland even more awesome.