Thank you for your patience with me. Yes, it's been a while without any posts, and they have become sporadic at best. Here's what's been going on:
This summer Michael and I decided we really wanted to stay in Paris longer than his assignment, which ends this December. In time possibility became reality, and we are definitely extending our time in Paris. If you told me how much I would love this city when we initially moved, I probably wouldn't have believed you. But the truth is, as much as I love Paris now, I love the wonderful people in it more. Friends here changed loneliness into lunch dates and late nights out and have transformed our Parisian experience. We are so thankful for the opportunity to live life in Paris alongside such a wonderful community.
Since we've moved here, my focus has been on a few things. I've been trying to learn how to navigate life here, and a big part of that has been trying to learn French. When I am not in a "normal" routine, I've been hosting friends and family and getting to share what I've learned about Paris with them. As I've stepped back to consider what the next year in Paris will be like for me, I've realized that although I still plan to work on learning more French, I feel confident with what I know to get around. Overall I feel ready to take on a new challenge.
What's emerged is something I've been thinking about for a while. I am starting up a new blog, focused on travel to France and beyond in Europe. This blog is a platform to share my love of travel, tips and suggestions, and photography. And the site is up! Please visit it at: www.simplysaratravel.com.
My intention has always been to have this blog as a vehicle to share Michael and my experiences with friends and family, and I want to still keep this site updated. For the time being it may still be sparse as all my writing efforts are being focused on establishing my new site. Much has happened though and we have lots to share! I still have about 9 weeks full of visitors to write about, and trips to St. Malo, Ireland, Bruges, Dordogne, and Provence. That's a lot of ground to cover and I hope to share this with you soon.
In the meantime, please take a look at my new blog and let me know your thoughts and feedback! And thank you for your patience - I do hope to provide more updates soon!
|Michael and me in Provence this October|