With college finally behind me I’ve begun looking forward to finally being able to get out on my own as an adult, free from the restrictions of having class or concerning myself with academics which has consumed the vast majority of my life up until this point. I’ve already begun searching for apartments for rent in Portland Oregon, eagerly hoping to find a new place as far away from ‘home’ as I can get. It’s time to be truly free and on my own to be able to experience life as an adult without the ties and restrictions of academia or childhood.
I picked Portland because it has long been seen as the place for people my age to go, where new ideas are being shared and made a reality. I have a goal in mind to stay for at least a couple of years before travelling more but I would very much also like to see Boulder, Colorado for a time too! I want to live in a state, as well as a city that is encouraging a new way to look at the world. With these progressive laws and policies being put into place for the better of the state as well as the economy of those states, they’re experiencing fantastic improvements in economic quality.
That’s one of the great things about the United States – each state is like a political and social laboratory allowing for experimentation. It’s unfortunate that the DEA and other agencies attempt to interfere with this grand experiment by attempting to enforce archaic laws. It’s the bravery that Colorado, Washington and even California have shown by going against Federal law which will help lead other states to a better and brighter future for all the people who would call those states their home.