The view from my small but charming hotel room in Paris
Why do you travel? I’ve been asking myself that so often during the course of this almost month-long vacation.
I’ve come up with a list for me.
Seeing my world differently
The joy of discovery
The wonder of learning
Accepting some ugly realities
What would you add to the list?
A lot of time has past since I’ve written or posted anything. Too long, I know. Too hard a winter, too many technical issues, too much fear of actually writing have all contributed. As one of my dear (and brutally honest) friends has told me, I’m a bad blogger. “Just do it,” she always says. She’s right. But I needed to get over the hump of holidays, the New Year and that first anniversary of losing Dave. All done now. I survived.
And the next chapter began a few weeks ago with my first trip to Europe. So far, I’ve been to Vienna, Milan, and Venice – and I’m now half-way through my first day in Paris. I’ll write in more detail on each leg of the journey, but suffice it to say that the experience is an eye-opener on many levels.
So, here I go, feeling braver, full of thoughts, literally thousands of photos already taken and many, many more to come. I hope you come along for the ride. It might be a bit bumpy at times, but I’ll get there!