The evening Winter light in my city tonight was 👌🏼. #portland
Good morning from Seattle where the sky is pink and this is my view out over Puget Sound from bed. #seattle
Today is the last day of my final term teaching at the Art Institute of Portland before finals next week. And this term ends so bittersweet as the college I’ve taught at for the last 3.5 years is closing after next week. I won’t walk this street to school anymore or see my students faces everyday. But what I do know is that it has been one of the greatest honors of my life to teach and it has been such a joy to get to know my students and colleagues here. My years teaching will always be thought of fondly and with great reverence as it’s one of the hardest but most fulfilling things I’ve ever done in my career and in my life.
I’ve realized this year that certain things sustain us in our lives and no matter the good or bad coming our way, the most fulfilled you can be as a person is to find out what it is on this earth that makes us happy and that fulfills our greatest passions. This year, I realized more than ever before that baking for me is that passion and it’s my happy place and it brings me immense peace and joy. So I spent this morning baking meringues for the first time but whatever I make, I have realized this year that finding what you love is a game changer. #baking
My city sparkling today in the chilly Winter sun. #portland
We flew through Iceland on our way home right as the evening light was shining golden and I won’t lie, I considered just staying in one of my favorite places. It’s a funny thing about Iceland, it always draws me back over and over and there is something about this place that just calls for me. But alas, we are heading home to Portland but I’m hoping it will be sooner rather than later that we’ll be back in this country we love so much. #iceland #mystopover #landofmarvelstravels
Goodbye London. We are headed to the airport tonight for our flight home tomorrow morning and this trip through the UK reminded me over and over again how much I love it here. London is such a vibrant and beautiful city and I hope to spend more time here in the years to come. But for now, Cheers London! #london #landofmarvelstravels #travel
Goodbye Scotland! Headed back to London for a day and then starting the journey home. Long story short: the Highlands were beautiful and our love of Scotland is still strong. This is a beautiful country with wonderful people and I’m sure we’ll be back again in the future. #scotland #landofmarvelstravels #travel