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my life line

Portugal

Portugal will always be more than just a country for me: it was the place where I got my life back. I was coming off a long and difficult couple of years, a crippling bout of postpartum anxiety, and a recent move to a city that was supposed to be our fresh start, but held little more than loneliness and isolation for me.

Portugal was my first solo trip with Harper. She was two, and everyone thought I was crazy for doing it. But I needed to do it. I needed to save myself, I needed to do something big. I needed to shake everything up.

And it worked. I think taking the leap in Portugal set everything else in motion. It was just before I left that we decided to sell it all and move overseas. Portugal was the door to a whole new life for me. I’m so glad I opened it.