Today marks the 4th anniversary since I got on a plane and landed in Paris for the first time. I will never forget how I tried to contain my emotions as I saw La Tour Eiffel for the first time. I worried I might get more than a few funny looks from my fellow travelers if I was openly sobbing. I couldn't help it, finally I was living my dream of always wanting to see Paris. That 5 days became the beginning of some fabulous friendships that I have maintained through today. It also turned me into a certified Francophile and I still cannot get enough of all things Paris. I read virtually every book that has Paris as it's subject matter, mastered making macarons, and have tried (unsuccessfully) to learn French. The latter I am still working on! My house is filled with Parisian themed decor and I even picked a French name (Zoe) for my dog when we adopted her.
So my obsession is not going to fade anytime soon. I plan on returning to Paris next year. I want to see all the things I missed the first time, but more importantly, I just want to sit in a cafe and take it all in without being in a hurry. So until then, I will enjoy the memories of that trip 4 years ago and dream of the day that I will see La Tour Eiffel again!