Hello dear friends. I have missed you!
I returned last night from a 12-day trip to Paris and to Acqui Terme, Italy with my dear friend Katie Tallo (my partner in the Habit Course). It was a perfect trip in nearly every way, and I can't wait to share with you what I experienced and learned during my time away.
There is nothing like travel to help you stretch yourself and learn more about who you are and what you value in life. It also opens your mind and heart to new ideas and new ways of viewing the world. I highly recommend it.
By the way, the photo above is of the bed and breakfast where we stayed in Acqui Terme, Italy. It is run by Diana Baur (of A Certain Simplicity) and her husband Michael (and their wonder dog Max). I'll be writing more on this later — our time there with Diana and Michael was the highlight of the trip.
I boarded my return plane in Milan yesterday morning at 4:00 a.m. EDT and didn't get home until nearly midnight (my connecting flight from Newark to Atlanta was delayed several hours). I've had about 6 hours of sleep in two days.
Today I am facing hundreds of emails, piles of laundry, severe jet lag, and 3 kids who need my attention. I want to be clear-headed when I write about this trip, so I'll probably post about it on Monday.
But I did want to let you all know that I've been thinking about you and have missed writing and connecting with you. It felt very strange to be away from all of you for so long.
Once I am functioning on all cylinders again and have plowed through some of the laundry and emails, I will write all about my adventures and hopefully provide some inspiration for you. Until then . . . arrivederci!