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Igor

Portland is on top of my travel wish list along with SF, Seattle and Vancouver. Hope to do that tour next year!

Marlynn @UrbanBlissMedia

You're coming to my hometown! Comfy, funky & cute (emphasis on comfy) is definitely the way to go here -- your PDX inspiration boards are great. I am the opposite when it comes to travel though: I think I would be happiest packing up my family and flying somewhere new every month :) Enjoy your time here, and calm your anxiety by knowing that Portlanders are super welcoming & you can talk to strangers everywhere you go--we love random chatter :) The weather should be lovely for your trip!

Caitlin

I always experience travel anxiety no matter where I'm going - and the prep always seems like such a pain!

It hadn't occurred to me to try to make myself relax, I usually just remind myself over and over that it will be amazing.

I like your color palette idea. For my last few trips I did create little outfit piles before I left - it did keep me from overpacking and was nice once I arrived to have everything already decided.

Portland is amazing, have fun!

shanners

portland is amazing!
it's like sf in a lot of ways....lots of fun different neighborhoods, delicious food, great music, neat people (that in my experiences, have been very friendly!)...you'll have a blast!

and good luck on your speech! i love traveling/visiting new places...but speeches...no thanks, yikes! i'm sure you'll do great though!!

Drunkliterature

I've longed to go out West! Your sense of travel style is so smart-- I love the backback/shirt dress combination!

myka

I know you will rock the speech girl! And I agree, I never-ever-ever check my luggage (ie. I went on a 2 week work trip to europe and only had a carry-on). I swear that just knowing my luggage is safely tucked above my head completely eases any travel anxiety.

Vsivava Civava

Picking a palette sounds like a great idea. I also suffer from travel anxiety and have to pack 2 days beforehand so that I can have a sound sleep. And whenever I can I choose train/coach instead of plane to avoid the airport hassle that makes me even more anxious. Best of luck with your speech!

Sean

cute post! love that first photo set...makes me want fall to come around so I can wear forest green and sweaters!

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I feel ya, Anne. So hard to find a sense of balance- I feel like I'm always trying to catch up! Lately I've been trying to be more present wherever I'm at, to give myself more breaks (from the day & by not being so hard on myself) and let myself feel like a pile of lazy poop somedays, if that's how I really feel. We all have those days and it's funny we do talk in person about it, but not as much in blogworld about it. Thanks for opening up! Happy weekend!

WendyB

I'm they same way, never want to go away, never want to come back.

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michelle

I don't think of myself as a complainer, except when it comes to travel. Getting to and from a destination fills me a tremendous amount of anxiety. I put on a brave face for my kids - or at least I think i do - but inside, I'm a whining, complaining, big baby.

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Hi Stephanie,
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