FROM PORTLAND: IT’S TIME TO SAY GOODBYE

FROM PORTLAND: IT'S TIME TO SAY GOODBYE
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It’s my last day living in this city before leaving for my next 30 day adventure.

What I’ve learned while living here is also what I’ll miss the most about living here.

I’ve only been here for a month and yet when I go to my favorite yoga studio, coffee spot, donut breakfast place, I’m greeted by name, chatted with by people who care about my day, and sometimes even hugged hello and goodbye.

Everybody in this world wants the same thing – to be recognized, acknowledged, to rejoice in the feeling of not feeling so alone.

So one of the coolest things is going some place new and feeling, almost instantly, like you belong.

You matter. You have a purpose.

I’m Jen Glantz. I’ve been a published writer for over 13 years, spilling my words into magazines (ranging from style to scuba diving), newspapers, websites and even this one time, a speech, for someone who didn’t speak a word of English. What drives my words, my site, my writing, is the power of relating to people. I find that many people, especially young girls, feel so alone and quite often they feel embarrassed. I want to shatter those feelings! I want them to read what I write and understand that it’s okay to be a little outside of the box, but most importantly, that it is okay to just be who they are.

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