Hello! I want to take a moment to introduce myself and thank you SO MUCH for spending your time here. My name is Erin and I graduated from Oregon State University with a degree in Merchandise Management which led to a career in buying in Portland and Bend, Oregon. During my senior year I completed an internship at a non-profit in Dublin, Ireland which would change the course of my professional life. For the years to come, I would always wish I was on an airplane instead of sitting in my cubicle (I have heard this is an unfortunate side-effect that most students experience in the years following a semester abroad).
“If you want to know where your heart is, look where your mind goes when it wanders.”
While I spent 40+ hours at work I would listen to travel podcasts and find myself daydreaming about a million different lives in a million different places.
"Life is either a great adventure or nothing.” -Helen Keller
I love talking to my friends and family about where they are going, where they have been and what their wildest adventures are. I LOVE taking trips to new places. I cried when I first saw Rome and laughed my butt off when, on our third day in Phnom Penh the streets flooded and we had to chase our shoes down the street in the foot of rain that accumulated in less than 20 minutes.
When I am not traveling (which, for now, is most of the time), I am in the lovely Bend, Oregon where I paddle board, craft, hike and am learning to ski. My home is shared with my fiancé, our little dog named Moose, cat named Avi (short for Avalanche) and a tank full of freshwater fish.
I hope you will join me on the adventures to come. I believe that life is short and I want to fit as much as possible into whatever amount of time we have left!
"The trouble is, you think you have time.” - Jack Kornfield