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

-Kate




2 comments:

  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!

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  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!

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