My boyfriend and I are literally counting down the days until we fly off to France! We’ll be arriving in Paris and taking the train directly from there to Avignon where we’ll rent a car to drive through Provence and the Cote d’Azur. I can’t even begin to explain the rush of emotions I’m feeling: excited to see my brother in Lacoste, nervous that I won’t get all my work done in time before we leave, happy to take a break from our busy city life, and anxious about the spontaneity of our trip. We planned it all so last minute, so I’m having a bit of a freak out moment!
I’m surprisingly holding myself together, but to be honest I don’t really know how. I’m just trying to power through and get this big wholesale order done for my business before we leave. It almost feels like I’m on autopilot, going through the same motions repeatedly day after day with little sleep and little time to think. I’m a pretty schedule-oriented person these days. Every morning, I get up at 7:15am and go run 3.5 miles around the Happy Valley race track. I come home to finish up my workout inside, shower, take the dog out, make breakfast, and then get to work. I work all the way up until my boyfriend comes home for work. Then we run errands, do deliveries, go to business meetings, make dinner, and hopefully squeeze in some time to watch a show. And that’s if we’re lucky.
I swear it feels like I’ve been stuck in the same routine for the past month. I’m more than ready to break out of this pattern and there’s no better way to do that than to travel. We’re going to be in France for 2 weeks, during which time we’ll be stopping through Gargas, Lacoste, Aix-en-Provence, Marseille, Saint Tropez, Cannes, Antibes, Eze, and Monaco. We’re squeezing all that into a week and a half road trip, believe it or not. All the while, we’ll be jumping from one hotel to the next which is totally outside my boyfriend’s comfort zone.
I, on the other hand, am really looking forward to the change in scenery. I hope that I’ll be able to look back on this trip one day with my boyfriend and say that we had the time of our lives. And of course, Paris will be the icing on top of the cake (vegan cake that is!). If you have any travel tips or recommendations for France, please let me know in the comments below!