Welcome to our forum.
Washington's a good state for poly support; I plan to move there (Seattle area) in just a month or two.
I think you might like our Life stories and blogs board
, it gives a lot of perspectives on real-live people living out their day-to-day lives learning how to make poly work. Yes, even stories about when it doesn't work, because sometimes poly's not for everyone. You just have to give it a try and learn as much as you can!
Check out our various threads and boards and see what interests you. Don't be shy about posting and interacting with the other members here. You'll find that soon you have some new friends.
Great to have you aboard.