Thursday, January 5, 2012

An Update, and Destination: Paris

HI everyone!

I'm sorry I've been such a terrible blogger. Since moving back to the states, I've been a little uninspired, especially because this blog was so China and travel focused. Truth be told, life in the U.S. can be a little boring when you're used to living in a culture not your own, and jetting away every few weeks to see another corner of the world.

In the past several months since being back, I have:

- Vacationed in Kauai, Hawaii with my husband
- Started AND quit a Master of Social Work program (I already have a masters and decided I was tired of school)
- Sent my husband off on a deployment
- Became absolutely addicted to Pilates
- Visited my family for a couple months
- Finally got a job!!
and
- Been crazily building my work-wardrobe during all these Christmas sales

Pretty soon, me, my mom, and my best Beijing friend will all be rendezvousing in Paris for a little winter fun before I head back to California to start my new job.

I plan to do a Kauai related travel post soon, and definitely stay tuned for my Paris trip report in the next few weeks...

I hope everything is going well for all of you, and Happy New Year!

Where do you hope to travel in 2012?

Steph

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  1. Yay, happy to see you back kinda-blogging! And I can't wait to see the post about Kaua'i--it's a favorite vacation spot for my husband and me, probably our absolute favorite. Have fun in Paris! I traveled so much in 2011 that I have to take a break in 2012, so I will definitely be living vicariously through you. <3

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  2. so good to see you blogging again! enjoy Paris, I hope to go there this year too, I just love this city :)

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  3. I am so happy to see a new post from you! What a whirlwind your life has been lately! I really want to hear about your new job, so please let us know when you can. Have fun in Paris!

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  5. YAY! So happy to see your blog post in my reader this morning!! Can't wait to read all about your trips!! PARIS...swoon:) We have 4 vacays planned for 2012 all in the states. We like to vacation each season so for Spring we are heading to the mountains of TN in a cabin with 4 of our bestfriend/couples! Summer we are looking at beaches in either SC or FL, Fall we are heading out west and going to Vail, CO, and Winter is back to TN, going to visit Nashville/Music City for Christmas!! Super excited:)

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  6. I looooove Paris!!!!! :)
    But for 2012 we want to travel to Argentina.

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  7. I'm thrilled to see you're back - I love your posts! I've been dreaming of Paris lately, so I can't wait to learn all about your planning and experiences there!

    If my brother decides to continue his military service, then he'll be stationed in Belgium for three years. It's selfish, but I sort of hope he does. I'd definitely visit! Otherwise it's just stateside vacations this year. Which are still wonderful!

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