I have a hard time beginning to explain how much I love living in Bend, OR. It’s partly the fact that Central Oregon is one of the most beautiful places I’ve ever laid eyes on. And yes, the program I’m in at Kilns College could not be a better fit for me. But above everything else, it’s these gosh-darn people. It’s the fact that I see the same people in every aspect of my life, and I feel genuinely invested in a town, church, and group of people – something I don’t think I’ve ever truly allowed myself to do. These people are teaching me about vulnerability and commitment in ways I couldn’t have imagined.
Even though this girl doesn’t technically live in Bend yet, these pictures signal the fact that she is almost one step closer to joining the club and moving to Bend. We wandered around my neighborhood and Shevlin Park talking about life and being ridiculous. The best kind of afternoon. Kylie, you bless me. Also… #haircrush.