Stories

"The thing I'm most grateful for is life. Being able to just enjoy life, in general. Whether it's a good life or a bad life, it's a blessing. God's grace is amazing.   Finishing college is my happiest moment. It took me a while. I was in school for 11 years. But you know, it's one of those things you start and you change your mind a lot and you enjoy college a little too much. Finally finishing was great. As soon as I graduated, the job market was really bad and I ended up not using my degree, at all. It is what it is. It's a struggle everyday to try to find what you want to do in life & your purpose in life is. One day at a time, you know?   The community gets a bad rap a lot of the times. But once you're out here and see what people deal with on a regular basis, all of that melts away. People that live out here are just normal people. Some people may just be down on their luck but they're just normal people. I mean, you see a lot of the same faces, so you get to know a lot of people. So, it's pretty cool out here, man. My experience, here, isn't a bad experience at all. Yeah, there are moments but there's moments everywhere. " - Taylor, Portalnd

"The thing I'm most grateful for is life. Being able to just enjoy life, in general. Whether it's a good life or a bad life, it's a blessing. God's grace is amazing. 

Finishing college is my happiest moment. It took me a while. I was in school for 11 years. But you know, it's one of those things you start and you change your mind a lot and you enjoy college a little too much. Finally finishing was great. As soon as I graduated, the job market was really bad and I ended up not using my degree, at all. It is what it is. It's a struggle everyday to try to find what you want to do in life & your purpose in life is. One day at a time, you know? 

The community gets a bad rap a lot of the times. But once you're out here and see what people deal with on a regular basis, all of that melts away. People that live out here are just normal people. Some people may just be down on their luck but they're just normal people. I mean, you see a lot of the same faces, so you get to know a lot of people. So, it's pretty cool out here, man. My experience, here, isn't a bad experience at all. Yeah, there are moments but there's moments everywhere. " - Taylor, Portalnd