The last year and a half was literally a dream. How many people get the chance to really CHOOSE where they live? Not many. Within two weeks arriving in Lyon, I had met the friends that would shape my time here. I have distinctly remembered reflecting on the synchronicity that had to happen for all the pieces to fall into place, so seamlessly, and really so effortlessly. And I knew it was temporary…because everything is. But what a cool thing to know! Both the GOOD and the BAD moments are fleeting, and to take the time to really appreciate it fully in the moment before it becomes a memory.
Of course I was the first to cry saying goodbye…it doesn’t take much.
For the first time in my life, I was FULLY myself with my friends from the beginning, because they were so genuine too. It is such a great reminder when you are yourself, you will attract JUST the people you need in your life. Tina was one of those people. She was the sarcasm that spiced up the conversation, the mom that scoops up your baby and treats them like her own, and the friend that gives you a huge hug when you’re a blubbering mess at the park…
So yea, the last year was amazing…and I also can look forward to what is to come…mainly coffee in Paris with my dear friend for life.