i did it. i really did it.

and by "it" i mean that i just booked two round trip flights to paris!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
whaaaaaaa?

paris has been a lifelong dream of mine. and after spending one night there 9 years ago, my heart has been forever changed and burdened with a need to go back.

we were planning to go next year for our 10 year anniversary.
but i had a bit of an internal awakening which caused us to go ahead and go now.

something about turning 30 that changes you haha!

my twenties have been filled with struggle and heartbreak.
it is imperative that my thirties be something different.
it's a new decade, a new era, a new me.

you know, a lot of times people have a new outlook on life when they survive cancer or some majorly traumatic event. why do we as humans wait for something terrible to happen before we decide to truly live?

life is short.
there will always be something that needs our time, attention and money.

my aunt told me something earlier that really put it into perspective.....sometimes we have to play a part in making our dreams come true.

and this trip truly is a dream come true. my heart is about to burst with excitement.

we'll be heading there in december.
how cute will we be in scarves and hats? eeeeek! sqeeeeeeal!

why yes ms. hepburn, i completely agree!

happy birthday, happy anniversary and merry christmas to us!
life is short friends. don't miss out on actually living it.