On Coming Back
I’ve had a lot of people from the States ask me if “I’m ever coming back.” In response, I’d probably chuckle and say that I didn’t want to or say “Never!” and we’d talk about other things. But the question misses one crucial thing~ the fact that I really do have to go back to the US. That I can’t stay forever in the amazing state of ambiguity that my family, friends, work, and patisserie school have put me in for a year.
I have just two days before I have to leave the country that feels so much like home to me. agh my stomach is churning just thinking about it! Why couldn’t it be the horrible gloomy, rainy, gross winter weather that it’s been the last couple of months? Instead it’s close to picnic season and oh so sunny – essentially my favorite time of the year!
I can’t wait to see my family, friends, and oh my goodness Mr. Nut but I can’t help but think how much I’m going to miss the life I have here, my friends, and the beautiful city that Paris is. So much so that I procrastinated for a good three months on buying my plane ticket home. I felt like a little kid stomping my feet , dragging my heels, and having a temper tantrum but I finally forced myself to do it just weeks before I was set to leave. oops!
So I’m coming back to Texas for a bit.
And I will be making lots of pastries- Get your elastic waistbands ready! :-) There will be lots of margaritas and Mexican food as well. And I’ll be catching y’all up on a lot of things that have been happening over that past two months here in France!
Until then, I will be eating lots of chocolate, cheese, French food, drinking a ridiculous amount of French wine, and catching up with as many people as I can while doing the above things. ;-)