Bon Voyage!

I know, my Friday Five streak is tarnished between last week and today. I’m sorry! If I could have found a way to include emotions rather than material objects, I would have done a round-up (featured feelings would have included excitement, anxiety, joy, terror, and shopping, and yes shopping is totally a feeling. I have it all the time). The truth is I’ve spent the past 6 weeks compulsively buying things specifically for this trip and I really don’t want or need (like/want/need!) anything else. I have everything I need right now, and I’m just ready to get on that plane on Sunday and spend a 8 days enjoying Paris, Brussels, Gent, and Bruges.

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I’m not leaving you high and dry, though. I’ve been lucky to have 8 (eight!!) amazing and talented bloggers fill in for me while I’m gone. Every week day at 9am from Monday and the following Wednesday, you’ll get to hear their own favorite vacation stories. Some are hilarious, some are touching, all are jealousy-inducing. All were given graciously, even though it was time consuming and one more thing to add to their plate amidst their real-life responsibilities and their own blogging duties. I want it to be a surprise, so I’m not naming names, but ladies: you know who you are. Thank you so, so much. It’s not only a huge weight off my shoulders knowing that my blog will be tended to while I’m galavanting across Europe, it’s really one of the nicest things I can imagine someone doing for someone they’ve never met in person. So thank you. I mean it.

Have a great weekend, kiddos, and a great week and a half! I’ll be checking in when I can, but you’ll have to forgive my absence for a bit. We’re going to have to go on an honor code policy with my 365, as I might not have access to the internet everyday. I’ll be back to my regular posting schedule on Thursday the 24th! Bon Voyage!

PS. My middle school/high school (I was there from 5th-12th grade) was just ranked #1 in the state. Go Masterman! In a way, I owe this blog to my education there: I can’t imagine a more nurturing environment for personal growth. It was like a family, and they gave you every opportunity and tool to succeed. I wanted to write in high school, and I got endless encouragement for it. I’m immensely proud of my alma mater, and more proud to be an alum. If you get two drinks in me I’ll even belt out our school song.

9 thoughts on “Bon Voyage!

  1. Oh I can feel the excitement oozing out from the page! You must be squealing by now :)

    I’m so excited to read all the posts over the next couple of weeks! What’s 9am in BST? I love seeing how differently people interpret the same brief.

    Given graciously but late in some instances. Aherm.

    I hope you have the MOST wonderful time darling and I can’t wait to read all about it! xxx

  2. Have a fab time! Jealous. Much. But looking forward to reading all the inspirational holiday stories from your guest bloggers! next time you MUST include Sweden in your trip!!

  3. I am beyond excited for you my dear. Just beyond it. I can’t WAIT to hear all of your wonderful stories on your return. Be safe, and keep your eyes and heart open. xoxo

  4. Ugh, my apologies for being late. As I write this you’re probably getting ready to leave for the airport or on the plane. Have the most amazing time in Europe! We will all take good care of your blog while your gone, so just go have a great time and enjoy yourself. Can’t wait to hear all the beautiful stories you’ll share when you return. ((hugs))
    PS~Happy Mother’s Day to Mommy Moo!!

  5. Hey, late as well. GO safely. Enjoy. Re-charge batteries, learn some french, eat decent food and foremost have fun. Bon voyage x

  6. Hey Erin, apologies for being late to your post and missing others, I’ve been busy busy, but have a lovely time in Europe. I’m excited about reading all the guest posts while you are away, so well done too for getting such support from everyone. Relax, chill, and have a lovely holiday. We look forward to hearing all about it when you return. Sam x

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