Nathanial Garrod

3 Things I Have Learned Since Living in Portland

Location is Irrelevant

There are certain desirable things about different geographic locations – for me, the draw to Portland was the creativity, general political leanings, openness of the culture, focus on local, sustainable, organic foods/goods/services and lack of necessity for an automobile – yet location is irrelevant. Because you can find things you love about every place. Things that make the day to day bearable. So while location does make some small difference, it is largely irrelevant. Because you can do anything anywhere.


Some Days Suck

Some days are gonna suck. You’re going to drag through slovenly-ness and various stages of hating yourself. But at some point – the closer to before noon the better – you need to pull yourself together, knuckle up, and get your stuff done. You need to do whatever it is you need to do to make the day a productive one, because once it slips away, it’s over and you do not get it back. Sure, you may still have that sucky-day feeling, even after the day is all over, and you’re laying in bed counting your mistakes. But you need to get some rest, wake up, do work and take names the next day.


Waking up Early is Important

Because I am unemployed, I could easily stay up late every night, and wake up whenever I want every day. Instead, I have chosen to wake up around 8am every day and get myself in some kind of routine. It helps beat the Some Days Suck (on most occasions) and move you to doing work and taking names. Because let’s face it, even if you’re a night owl, like me, sometimes waking up early in the morning is the thing you need to do to get that extra boost of productivity.

What are some life lessons you’ve learned lately that you’d like to share?

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