Since coming back to Canada my life has been in a minor state of limbo. Unsure what career path to pursue, yet deliriously happy to be back at home surrounded by my loved ones and the things I’ve missed the most about Canada, I often find myself staring out into space, deep in thought. It’s a strange feeling to simultaneously feel sad for the life I’ve lost, yet lucky for the life I’m currently living.
In a stroke of extreme fortune, my father found out several weeks back that he not only was approved for the 2 weeks of holidays he requested but that, by a stroke of sheer dumb luck, he doesn’t have to go to work the week before, or the week after either! Can you say heeeeello to one whole month of holidays!!! My mom was delighted, and they’ve been bouncing travel ideas back and forth at every opportunity! They even teased me saying I should come with them and forget my hunt for a new job.
In a moment of lucidity, lying awake at 2:00am in the morning, I asked myself: When again in my life will I ever have such a wonderful opportunity? I’m currently in between jobs, have enough money saved, and this is the season I’ve always dreamt of going to France. I squashed down the voice in my head that said it would be crazy to arrive home to Canada only to up and leave on holidays again, and the voice that I should be focusing on finding a new job. I fell asleep that night with dreams of Parisian cafes and the Eiffel Tower floating around in my head.
The next morning I woke up with a devilish grin on my face and a reckless enthusiasm that just couldn’t be contained. I made myself a cup of coffee, plopped myself down at the table where my mom and dad were reading the newspaper and said, “Audrey Hepburn once said that Paris is always a good idea. If you still want to go to France, count me in!”
So that’s my big news folks! I’m off to France in less than 2 weeks! My days are no longer spent resume editing, but rather perusing travel books on Paris & France! I’ve checked out 7 books from the library and am devoting all my time to planning this exciting, spontaneous adventure! Wish me luck and if you have any suggestions or recommendations I’m all ears!