Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Don't Be Fooled by My High Heels

Top: Forever 21; Skirt: Express; Heels: Nordstrom BP

You guys, I'm a country girl!! This weekend I was in Sandy, OR helping my friend house sit (it's a big job...) Even just being out in the country for one evening reminded me of how peaceful it is and how necessary it is. Don't get me wrong, I love the city! I love getting happy hour and walking around 23rd. I love wearing high heels and pencil skirts a LOT, but I think my soul is most satisfied when I can look out and see hills, mountains and fields. To breath the fresh air, unaware of where my phone is, a puppy to play catch with and a beer in my hand. I love Rodeos, my cowboy boots, country dancing and front porches. Does that qualify me as country? What do people do when they are caught in-between? Perhaps they live in West Linn? Close enough to the big city but still in countryside. Maybe and I'm just dreaming here but maybe I could have a place in the country to get away to but have a house in the city. Maybe a cute loft in Portland and a cabin at the mountain?

Who knows! But these are the internal conflicts I deal with on a somewhat regular basis. How do you choose?!

Do you guys struggle with this too? How do you decide to live one place?

Love and the Struggle is REAL



  1. Mallorie QuiringJune 30, 2015 at 3:26 PM

    I can relate Katie! :) I like being close to all of the restaurants, coffee shops and theaters but...oh that mountain (or sea, or open prairie) air! I miss being in Central Oregon and smelling the juniper after a summer rain. Maybe that is why vacations and weekend visits are so important--they let us get a little taste of both kinds of life. On the other hand, you could try to find a split season job and spend half of the year in the country, and half in the city. It could happen :) Love you!

  2. Yes Mal!! I totally agree. I guess that's why I'm grateful to have your mom and dad'd place to sneak away to :) Love you sweet friend!