Well, I'm doing a quick little tour around Europe first...
Rome because I threw a coin in the Trevi Fountain the last time I was there
Jess in Roma, April 2008
Paris because it's Bastille Day and also my good friend who moved to Prague will be there celebrating her birthday
Jess in Paris, February 2009
Amsterdam because I love The Fault in Our Stars and I want to capture the magic of Hazel and Augustus
Jess trying to travel to Amsterdam through osmosis, May 2012
Brussels because I love me a good Belgian White
(I don't really have a picture of me eating a waffle or anything for this...although I sure wish I did)
Then I'll be settling down in Paris until the end of the month while I start my first semester of my MFA program. So, yeah, I'll be in Europe until the end of the month. Try not to hate me or miss me too much.
I probably won't be blogging all that much because I'll be too busy stuffing my face with nutella crepes from the side of the road, or, you know, doing school stuff. But I will try to take lots of pictures so I can tell you all about my European adventures.
I fully plan on getting one of these
I am also bringing this with me...
It's my well-loved ARC of Anna and the French Kiss. I won this ARC from Stephanie Perkins about five months before the book came out, and I shared it with the girls in my writing group. I popped it in the mail and each one sent it around to the next one, and they all wrote something in the book when they were done and then sent it back to me. Since then I have also shared it with IRL friends who wrote in it, too. This is one of the most special books I have on my shelf.
I figured it was time my awesome Anna took a trip to Paris to visit all of her favorite sights, so I am taking her along with me. I'll report back on her adventures.
So, I'll see you in August, friends, unless I have a chance to pop in before that and say hello. I'll miss you all, and I'll eat a baguette for each and every one of you.