Thursday, June 18, 2015

Powell Butte and The Beginning of a New Journey

Two and a half years ago I began a new journey in my life. I started graduate school to become a counselor. I wrote a little about my decision to go back to school in an earlier post. It has been a long hard journey and I learned a lot about myself in the process. After 2 1/2 years of the most intensive schooling I've ever been through I am DONE. Now its time for me to begin a new journey helping others.

To celebrate the completion of school, on the day we turned in our very last assignment, my classmate and I went to Powell Butte in Portland. Its a beautiful, peaceful place in the middle of Portland. You can walk the park trials in solitude or while chatting with a friend. You can find a quite spot to sit and enjoy the nature around you, or you can stop every few feet to take pictures.

                                                                                  I loved watching how the light danced through the trees.

Saturday, June 6, 2015

Seattle for Spring Break

A few days before Spring Break one of my friends asked me if I'd like to take a day trip to Seattle with her and her daughter. My first reaction was "I can't". But after thinking about it realized there was no reason why I couldn't go. It had been so long since I'd done something spontaneous, so I decided to say "Yes".

                                                                                            The Chihuly glass exhibit was truly beautiful.

                                                        I don't often shoot reflection selfies, but I thought this one with the Space Needle was fun.
                                      The glass chandeliers really had me captivated. All the different shapes and twisty turns of the glass was intriguing.
                                                             We took a tour boat ride and I was able to capture this view of Seattle from the sound.