being // life in alaska

here's a little life update for you all:

i've been living in alaska for the last year and a half. it has stretched me physically, mentally and emotionally beyond the breaking point and i've found that i could survive and am now stronger because of it. my time here has been the biggest blessing and i will always treasure the crazy journey alaska has taken me on, but it's time for me to move on. in a couple weeks, on august 1st i'll be leaving alaska, and moving back to the pacific northwest. the past year and a half has been such a great experience and i can honestly say it's changed me inside and out. i would never take any of it back, even the hardest times. my thoughts on life have changed, I've opened my mind to new things and I've taken risks. it's left me feeling so much more comfortable in my skin and confident that i can do anything or go anywhere and be just fine. 

i will be leaving a changed person, and i want to thank you all for handling my struggle as it has leaked onto the pages of my blog more than a few times. the future for me is unknown, i do not have a good handle on my dreams or what my next step will be but I'm okay with that. until i know, i'll continue to pursue design, photography, writing and blogging, and i hope to uncover some new hobbies in my new hometown. wish me luck x/o

Chelsea Spear is an art director and editorial producer in Portland, Oregon.