Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Best Year Ever



A few weekends ago I went to the Mississippi Street Fair. I met up with my bestie Rose, her boyfriend, and a couple of their friends there. It's the kind of thing I love to do: walk and talk with friends, drink everyone's leftover lemonade, and look at cool stuff for sale. As you can see it was ridiculously crowded, also hot and sunny (my faves!), but awesome nonetheless.

Apparently all I do is go to markets and street fairs lately? Yes.








I'm really going to miss Portland. The year+ I've spent here has been, arguably, the best time of my life. It's almost impossible to judge those kinds of things, and I acknowledge that, but I feel like I've at last come into my own over the past year -- at least, begun to come into my own. I've never lived in a new city before, and to do that on my own, just Greg and me, to find a new job and fall in love with a new place and learn the city and make new friends, has been probably the most fulfilling and amazing thing I've done so far in my life.

I can't even believe I'm going to be leaving in under two months. I can't believe it. I feel like I just got here, just started to grow little roots, and now I'm up and leaving again. Damn you wanderlust! Yes, the impending UK adventure will be incredible, but I will miss Portland so much. I've had so much fun here it's impossible to express in words. I've grown as a person, met fantastic new people, shown my parents around my new city and new home (which I'd never done before and it was so fun), and generally blossomed into a whole new Meg. I feel like my life has been so rich and vibrant so far, and I can't wait to see what happens in the next year. I can't fucking wait.


17 comments:

Beverly Houpt said...

So, you're legitimately moving to the UK? I just thought you were going for a visit. Sounds like an adventure indeed :)

JennaStevie said...

Aww this looks like so much fun!! I'm glad you've had a good year and are looking forward to the next chapter
xJennaD

Heather, 29 Skirts said...

Going to markets and street fairs all the time sounds awesome to me! Portland seems like such a great place to live...it is pretty damn cool that you were able to take off and live in a new city like that. I'm looking forward to reading about your UK adventure!

The Daily Fashionista said...

I hadn't realized you've only been in Portland for a year! You're totally following your dreams and I'm sure you'll be happy you did it. My husband and I are still trying to get the cajones to move to a completely new city and experience life really on our own. It's a scary endevour.

Victoria / Justice Pirate said...

AWW that is great you've had such a great year. I love the last shot!! hehehe.

Amber Blue Bird said...

I predict that UK will be an even better adventure.

purelovefashion said...

Lol looks like you hada nice day :)

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Jul said...

Haha, these photos are so funny :) I also love going to street fairs and flea markets.
I wish you good luck in the UK, it's always sad to say goodbye to friends and places you love.

I like your outfit btw and especially your skirt!

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Real_Mr_Gatsby said...

"We should strive to welcome change and challenges, because they are what help us grow. With out them we grow weak like the Eloi in comfort and security. We need to constantly be challenging ourselves in order to strengthen our character and increase our intelligence. "

— H.G. Wells (The Time Machine)

Jenni Wells said...

This looks like such a great time! I love you pigtails.. your hair is getting so long!

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Anything but Bland said...

awww! very cute! :) love these!

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Miss Kait said...

Good luck on your new adventure!!! :)

Circus Girl (Zoë) said...

Hello! I've just been reading your blog and had to comment! Cause you are so cute, you like Dr.Who and YOU HAVE A TARDIS TATTOO! :D Where about in the UK are you moving to for a year? :) Zoë x

Jenni Wells - Stop Making Sense said...

This looks like an AWESOME time! That last photo is too cute.

I've been meaning to ask you... have you seen the show The Guild? It's about an online gaming guild and it's hilarious. They just started the second season. It's 10 minute online episodes. You would LOVE love love it.

Jenni Wells - Stop Making Sense said...

I've seen every episode... I didn't realize it was on its 5th season! My husband get it, I just watch it. I think I spend too much time watching things... yikes.