112 Cottage Street, Easthampton, MA

08.20.13

Grants Pass

Hi everyone!

Long time no post. I've been wholey enjoying my time on the west coast. My adventure started with my landing in Portland,OR. From there I bounced back and forth between Salem and Portland for a few days, ate at so many food trucks, visited family and spent time at Silver falls. After I traveled down to Eugene, where I spent a night with a dear friend,Alida, who planted the seed of tattooing which has since grown. I shall be forever in her debt. From Eugene, I took my dear sweet time driving down to Grants Pass. Instead of taking the direct route, I took the coastal highway further south to the redwood forests and to the rivers that run through them. I arrived at OTM-NW on the 17th until today, my last day here for this guest spot. From here I fly to Hell City Pheonix this weekend. I've met so many great people on this adventure and wish the best to them.

This trip has been so humbling and leveling. The time spent alone has really helped to bring me back to myself. I'd forgotten the importance of having my own experiences and moments of solitary retreat. It's selfish, but we all are in our own ways.