Wednesday, April 10, 2013

I want to travel. I want to travel so badly. It seems like everyone and their mom went to Hawaii the past month and it made me so jealous. I don't really want to go to Hawaii, although I should go visit my sister. She lives there, on an old school bus.

No, I don't want to go Hawaii. I want to go to Paris. I know it's so corny and so touristy. I don't want to see the Eiffel Tower or even L'Arc de triumph. I want to go to the Louvre for four days. I want to walk down narrow streets. I want to see architecture. I want to eat croissants and drink coffee, wine and aperitifs. I want to use the 5 years of French that I paid good money for in college (that I'm still paying for). I just want to wander around an unknown city and get lost and feel small.



That's what I want.

I actually have enough money saved up for an adventure like this. But I'm scared. One thing you learn when you grow up without money is how to save it. The other thing you learn is that even a small emergency can leave you with nothing, so hold onto that money with a death grip.

I'm just going to keep holding on and stashing away and dreaming.

In other news I've been working on a new illustration and a commission. The commission piece is for a shop in New York located near Chautauqua Lake. I'm really happy with how this turned out and so is the shop owner.


Happy Blue Heron





5 comments:

tina zappone said...

I don't want to go to Hawaii either. Paris is my dream. I want to hit all the museums and the flea markets and bookstores, soak up a grande creme or two and enjoy the cuisine. The heron picture is lovely.

Anonymous said...

Hi Michele,

I wonder what do you feel/know about Portugal.

http://youtu.be/YK_PwoDWnKA

And do you know our designer Ana Ventura?
http://www.papeisportodolado.com/

I love either

have a nice day!

Amélia B

Hastypearl said...

I literally just had this convo with a friend while standing at the 18th green pebble beach, overlooking the pacific ocean...what a sight. My husband and I just repeat the same vacation location..because we love it...but as a gift, we saw today, a sight we wouldn't have otherwise chosen.
Rethink Paris. Things change in a blink of an eye...take your dream trip....my cousin lives in west and lost many friends this week, and another friend made it out of the Boston marathon alive. I bet both of them would take the Paris trip....

Goomie said...

Paris is so worth it! You must go. I don't want to go to Hawaii either. :)

Erika Lee @ A Tiny Rocket said...

You would love Paris-its everything that they say and so much more. The croissants.. the macaroons.. the louvre.. the musee de orse.. talking about it makes me miss it.