Saturday, January 12, 2008
Now I shall return to my village and there will remain at the disposition of the nation.
- Charles De Gaulle, 1899 - 1970
Sometimes you have to travel all the way across the ocean to realize you might actually enjoy your life. Can I just take a moment to share with you how much I needed a vacation. I needed a vacation the way that the way that a screaming baby needs mother's milk. There is literally nothing else that could have shut me up. For the past 6-8 months I have been all, "I hate my life, blah, blah, blah" and "I am stuck, I am depressed, I wanna run away to a foreign land and live in a tent in the desert and marry a sultan - anything really - as long as it gets me out of this god forsaken city of Atlanta that has absolutely nothing to offer me".
And now I'm all, "I love my life, I missed my friend's and family, I love Atlanta, I love my apartment, I love my relationship, I want to be here and travel and be here again forever!"
It's funny what a little two-weeker can do for one's perspective. The opportunity to immerse yourself in another language, culture, food selection and family is not to be missed. It might just...Flip your script!
"The perfect journey is circular - the joy of departure and the joy of return."
- Dino Basili
~How I feel about Paris today~
Trying again in 2008!