Off to Paris in 5 Days

Off to Paris in 5 Days

As I prepare to leave for my 30-day trip through Paris I am overcome with a sense of nostalgia. I haven’t eaten worth a toot nor gotten any sleep these last few weeks. I’m so bone tired that my emotions are totally out of control.

All day I reflected back on last August. This time a year ago I’d just returned from my 30-trek across Manhattan. I’d had the time of my life. But the week I returned I had to face packing up my home of 20+ years and moving on to a new, unknown life. I plummeted quickly from my 30-day high in NY, my face smashed on the pavement.

But as I packed up Christmas decorations and baby mementos, my NY euphoria, and the lessons I’d learned, seeped back in. They carried me through. I remember being sadder than I’d ever felt in my entire life, all alone. But I had a strange sense all would be ok.

I never dreamed my year would be as rich as it’s been.

My old friends have been just flat unbelievable. I’ve made new ones, both online and in person, who have carried me through and pushed me to places I’d never imagined.

My career – the one I so desperately wanted to reshape – has taken off. I’m having a ball with this new media.

So, Paris, here I come. In five days I leave for the most beautiful city in the world. How did I get so lucky?

Yeah, my emotions may be on my sleeve. But they give me a good excuse to get gushy.

Thank you, dear friends, for all your blessings. And to my clients, I so appreciate the trust you’ve placed in me.

Think I’ll go take a nap now.

  • Ally T.K.
    Posted at 14:59h, 24 August

    Can’t wait for your Paris posts!

  • EJ
    Posted at 20:13h, 24 August

    I will live through you. Make it memorable for both of us and know that I will be praying for you the entire time.

  • Janice Gallagher
    Posted at 20:29h, 24 August

    A new chapter – Looking forward to hearing all about it and seeing your photos! Love you

  • lisaweldon
    Posted at 23:51h, 24 August

    Hell, I may never get there. I keep adding to my to-do list. Think that’s got a name for it, don’t you think?

  • Megan Broutian
    Posted at 19:18h, 25 August

    Happy trails, Lisa. Eagerly awaiting your posts and photos!

    • lisaweldon
      Posted at 22:30h, 26 August

      oh, thanks, Megan, for following me. I needed some of your behavioral analyzing tonight! Mama on edge, getting ready to leave the country for 30 days. Kids not performing with my — desired — military precision. Not a pretty night at my house!

      • Megan Broutian
        Posted at 12:17h, 27 August

        I find that screaming real loud real close to them shocks them into compliance, but of course, that’s NOT my professional opinion LOL

  • Athalie
    Posted at 19:36h, 26 August

    My beret’s off to you, girlie! Send pics of you in a cafe living the auteur’s life.

  • lisaweldon
    Posted at 00:31h, 27 August

    I got my chandelier necklace packed!

  • Janis Miller
    Posted at 09:00h, 27 August

    Whatever doesn’t get done on that “to do” list will just not happen. Relax, breathe, and enjoy every second your gone. It’ll all work out. Have a blast!

  • My "Sophisticated" Life
    Posted at 17:48h, 27 August

    Is it Wednesday that you leave? I am so thrilled for you. I can’t imagine what you must be feeling. I agree that you shouldn’t stick too closely to your to do list. The best moments happen when you least expect them.

  • lisaweldon
    Posted at 21:40h, 27 August

    oh, Lisa, I leave Wednesday. Day after tomorrow. It’s a big haze right now. Yep, I’ve not planned much at all. I learned that in NY. The less I had planned, the more surprises I had come my way.