~some cliche title about moving west~

I sit here in my apartment, which is in the upstairs of a church, trying to pin point how I feel. Exactly a month ago I packed my life into my mom's Kia Soul and moved across the country. This is something I have been waiting for since I got the internship back in April. Most days it doesn't feel real, as if, I'll just be here for a few weeks and then return to life in Ohio. But, that's not the case. I official live in Seattle, Washington, the great Pacific North West. 

The six day drive was one I cannot even articulate into words. Every passing view was beautiful, different and vast (I can only hope that the edit of photographs below give it justice). It is something I am so honored to have experienced with my mom and will cherish forever. My advice for any "20 something" who has just graduated, go west! I'll be the first to tell you that it is super scary and the anxiety leading up to this new adventure was the most I have ever experienced. With that said, though, pack up and leave your comfortable life behind! Hell, most days I feel completely alone in this new city. But, it has made me push myself harder than ever before. When I look at the bigger picture, I am so proud of myself. I am brave and doing what most people dream of after graduating. 

Anyways, enough rambling, I hope you enjoy a glimpse into my big adventure and new life. Everyone back in Ohio, I miss you more than you know and send all my love. 

 Sioux Falls, South Dakota

Sioux Falls, South Dakota

 The Badlands, South Dakota

The Badlands, South Dakota

 Yellow Stone National Park

Yellow Stone National Park

 Seattle, Washington

Seattle, Washington