Texas Native Explains Move

I’m sure you’re wondering how a girl from Texas winds up all the way in Oregon. To explain that I feel like I should give you a bit about me. I was born in Dallas, Texas and raised about 20 miles from there until I started college. Even with that I was in Denton, Texas which was only about 50 miles away from where I grew up. I noticed during my first year of college that I had the desire to move away after graduating. At the time I was single and wanted it to stay that way. Unfortunately being a freshman in college and eager for adventure, I dated someone for a bit who made me swear off of dating for a whole year (but hey, you live and you learn)… in that time I had started to research places that I could move and live on a teacher’s salary. My desire was to move somewhere to the Dancing North East such as Maine, Connecticut, or even New Hampshire. As luck would have it, teachers can’t really live comfortably there so I decided that I would be moving somewhere after I graduated but I wasn’t sure where yet. In the winter of 2013, I got very involved with a bible study group at a local church and met someone who I, luckily, agreed to go on a date withIMG_0292. That someone is now my fiance. The cool thing is that when I started dating Kyle he made it clear that he had no intention of staying in Texas either. HALLELUJAH. He told me he was looking into going to graduate school in the PNW and that he would love to live there afterward. We took a trip up there and I absolutely fell in love with it. From then on it was decided that we would both be going up there. Now he’s up there starting graduate school and I’m here finishing up my college career with a semester of student teaching and then I’ll head up there in December. ~Liz

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