Perhaps one of the more existential questions in life: Where on Earth have I been?
Quite literally speaking (and I use that word in the actual, literal sense, rather than the way a sixteen year old would use it), I’ve been a lot of places, seen a lot of things, and neglected this here blog for too long. I’m sad about that, probably because writing is one of my favorite things to do and I don’t get to write non-legal documents nearly enough. Traveling is also one of my favorite things to do. Top five? In no particular order:
3) Drink wine
But I’ve also lost a part of myself when I moved back from Mendoza to Austin, and then again to NYC. I left a little piece of me in MDZ – although I’m not sure what it was. Living abroad changes you. And it ruins you for life, because home suddenly isn’t as cool anymore. It’s not enough. It’s not as interesting. And it’s not “home”.
I also realized that New York, where I was born and lived until I was 24, is not home, either. What a horrible realization! I really was waiting for that epiphany…and it never came.
So, where is home? I’d like to find out.
Since my last post, I’ve gotten married to that boyfriend I talked about in my earlier posts, got a dog, moved to a new/old city and have joined the ranks of corporate America, where my soul takes a beating daily and comes back for more. One day, I’d love to be able to do what I really love full-time (see list above… it could totally work!), but that day is not today.
Until that day comes, I have promised myself that I need to chronicle my travels, amazing meals with friends, good times and great bottles. I’ll write this blog for me, but also for you, dear Reader (which may or may not be Future Me, only, but hey, that’s cool).
In the next few posts, I’ll recap some of the great trips I’ve taken (with the husband, usually) and dole out any advice, tips and tricks I learned along the way. I hope it helps someone… but if not, you can’t say I didn’t warn you!