As much hardship as I’ve endured here: a lot personal, a lot financial/careerwise, some because of intolerance/prejudice and even a bit from others spite.
But truthfully, it’s still all been worth it. And if I have to leave Oregon I am going to miss it. I’ve had some great times, met some really great people, some very interesting characters and seen and been privy to a lot of generosity (of spirit too).
It’s really been an honor and a privilege to get to know Oregon and especially myself and the thankfulness I feel to be allowed to fumble so much and still be humbled by people’s consideration and care.
I have had help. The government has and is helping me. I’ve had some great local help. I’ve been brought to tears by people’s kindness and help. So many times, it’s too many to count in these last 6 years.
And I have truly opened my eyes to the world in a way I’m really not sure would have happened anywhere else. There is just something really beautiful and magical to Oregon.
I was just mad. Lol.