#seaPDXsfo: Coffee, Eats, and Serenity in Portland

This is Part 3 of my #seapdxsfo vacation, dedicated to the coffee & food of Portland. You can read Part 1 here and Part 2 here.

In the second leg of my #seaPDXsfo trip, I rode into Portland on a cheap bus ticket. Nearly immediately after I went from one bus stop to wait for the city bus, it began hailing. Yes, hail. I thought, in April, that I had escaped hail. After all, I had left Chicago in search for warmer parts.

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Looking ahead

Take chances.

This is a philosophy I’m trying to wholeheartedly embrace, not just for 2015, but for a general life motto.

2014 was a year full of surprises. I believe I achieved beyond my plans in my personal life, work life, and general philosophy of life. And to be honest, most of it was unplanned.

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#SEApdxsfo: SCAA in Seattle

In April, I embarked on my first vacation in two years. I happened to have a free ticket to SCAA Expo, courtesy of Coffee Kind, so I decided to extend it to a week and half of vacation time. I prepped for this vacation like most of my vacations of late- a few hours of research and places to stay. Since SCAA Expo is such an enormous conference, I made sure to study and plan my lecture schedules, while leaving time to explore Seattle.

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A few of my latest articles

I know I said that I’d post every week in 2014. Well, it’s the 3rd week and I’ve yet to write a second post. Whoops! That’s why it’s a goal, right?

It’s been busy, I won’t lie. I’m trying to work smarter (and not longer), but that’s a struggle. There are days when all I want to do is just lie down on the couch and Netflix-binge.

But, in case you’re curious, I have been writing, just elsewhere.

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