Having one of those whirlwind travel periods and doesn’t look like things will die down until about August. We spent a week in DC as I mentioned but on my own in London this week, quick weekend at home with house guests and Brussels next week.
It’s a lot of fun places, no complaints there. I realize that often times on the blog, when there are snippets of “did this here, and saw that there” it looks like there is no consequence to being gone. Being gone is a big part of my work and in weighing the pros and cons, doing it was better than not for now. And whether I’m at home or away, I try to make the most of whereever I am.
At London Heathrow airport, I handed off my daughter, who was traveling earlier with us, to my husband to take home to Copenhagen while I took a cab into work, and she squeezed me tight and for the first time pieced together “Mommy, I don’t want to you go again” but without any tears or scenes. You can bet I was the one with tears the rest of the day. A lot of what I get to do for work is pretty cool, but moments like those are less so. But they do make me appreciate being at home every time.
On a separate note, this is my 1000th post, which feels like a bit of a milestone. Somehow a thousand thoughts and adventures have come and gone since starting this blog and it’s been a fun journey. A big and sincere thank you to all the readers for following along – here is to a 1000 more!
A beautiful, film grain photograph of one of our last days in Washington last summer – by the very talented Yan Palmer.