Just arrived in Chicago from Chattanooga. It's about noon here and my flight to Paris doesn't leave until 5:30 PM.
Despite so many trips over the last 16 years in Chattanooga, it felt really different leaving this morning, knowing I'll be gone for a long time. And not sure when I'll be back.
Trepedation and loss, excitement and anticipation mixed in my heart.
Glad to be heading to Paris first, a nice transition before Asia. I will be staying with my sister, Nina, and her family and I'm excited to be seeing them again. I was last there in March 2009 for my niece Audrey's wedding. That was a fun blast, this will be fun too but calmer.