Here I sit, in a beautiful, beautiful house in South East Portland, blocks away from everything a simple lifestyle could need. Jimmy and Randy own this house together and man, did they hit the jack-pot, it’s unique and beautiful and what they’ve down with the basement/downstairs… WOW, freakin’ brilliant.

Anyway, today the day before I attend the Challenge Course Facilitation Training Level 1. Today is a day for cleaning out my car, which reaks of mold because anytime it rains, my car leaks and a puddle forms both in the trunk and on the floor inside the car. And I’m in the Northwest mind you, and it rains a lot here. So, as I said I will clean out my nasty (but wonderful) little car and hopefully continue on the job hunt.

Yesterday I dropped off my first physical resume at a place called “Next Adventure”. Bad idea… I choked, I TOTALLY choked. That place is amazing. Gear EVERYWHERE. Gear hanging from the ceiling and the stairs. Really, as soon as I step into places like that my veins start tingling with excitement and nervousness. Point is, it would be my dream job to work at a place like that, but I’m pretty sure I fucked it up by allowing the first thing to come out of my mouth be “I doubt your hiring, but…”. COME ON MAN! That’s a HORRIBLE way to say “This is the coolest place I’ve ever been and I bet all of the people who work here are 100 times more awesome than I am and doubt you’d hire me but…” . Blarg. Just. Blarg.

I just can’t wait for training to begin tomorrow. And SPEAKING of which, thank you to everyone who has helped make it possible. Really, I simply cannot put into words how much it means to me. So a big big big big BIG Thank You to Hank Bollinger, Tyre Dawn, Danny Duffy, Jamie Gray and Dominic Allamano. Thank you!

I can honestly say “I don’t know what I’d do without your support”. Truly, this means the world to me. And while I’m doing thank yous… Thank you Tom Shelstad for pointing me in the right direction, the courses you’ve encouraged me to take are not only fun, but a way to get the jobs a dream of. Also, thank you Dad (Ed Keller), Jessica Vineyard and Steve Brown for helping me with my beautiful resume.

I love you all.

I wish I could take a picture of the light beaming from my eyes.

Endless gratitude on this beautiful day.