When we took this photos, on a sunny morning in early April on the left bank, it felt like our adventures would never end. That month was the sweet spot of our three-month European tour. We settled into a routine that even included running two days a week, but still felt like we had time to do everything we wanted. Fast forward three months and I am scheduled to return to my day job this coming Tuesday. I know I’ve said it before, but it feels like I blinked and half a year went by.
But, much to my surprise, I have the chance to go on one last adventure before I return to my working life. It all started with a surprise email a week and a half ago. The email came in at what I can only describe as the most inopportune time; we were in the middle of meeting a contractor about redoing the floors in our new apartment when my phone began to vibrate. I expected the kind of email I usually get in the afternoons, a newsletter or an advertisement. Instead, I was asked to fly to New York.
And so, while you are reading this, I will be gallivanting around Manhattan with my bestie, hitting our favourite coffee shops and boutiques. And, let’s face it, trying not to overheat because New York in the summer is no joke. I expected to spend this week getting ready for my brother-in-law’s wedding. And reluctantly setting up my new office. That I get to spend it having one last adventure before my return to reality feels absolutely perfect. I can’t think of a better way to end these five amazing months. There is no doubt that I will be exhausted and jetlagged. But it will be worth it.
This isn’t really my last adventure, of course. But I have no travel plans until November, so I intend to savour every moment of this last minute holiday while I have the chance.