Apologies for the lack of updates, but Paul and I have been busy packing up our life in Los Angeles because we've made the big move to Portland! Yes! After three fantastic years of living by the beach, we decided that we were ready for a change and missed being in a city.
After a bit of consideration, we decided Portland would probably be the best fit for us and our businesses and we took a scouting trip up there last November to see if we liked it. We fell in love with this city that reminded us a bit of Toronto, but with a cool west coast vibe. There are waterfalls, hiking trails and lots of nature not too far from the city and I love how progressive and creative Portland is.
I will most definitely miss all the amazing friends we made in Los Angeles over the past three years. I was so lucky to meet some of the most genuine and down-to-earth people while living there and I hope to visit a lot as we are only a short flight away.
I'll be sharing lots of updates from Portland on my Instagram @ThisBeautifulDay or on Snapchat @helloLisaNg if you're curious about how things are going! I also wrote more about our reasons for moving in this post.
BINGO is adjusting well - he's definitley skittish and a bit nervous about his new environment and doesn't let Paul or I out of his sight. He's nervous even on his walks and wants to turn around and go home to the other person as soon as he's done his business.
It will definitely be an adjustment period for all of us. I know there will be lots of rain in our future, but I don't mind. As long as it's not snow! We are loving the city so far and hope to spend at least a couple years here until we decide what's next for us. You never know where life will take you!
Lisa Ng is also the Editor-in-Chief of This Beautiful Day, a lifestyle blog for smart women. You can follow her online @helloLisaNg + on Instagram @ThisBeautifulDay.