I’ve been bursting with excitement to tell you all some wonderful news! In one month, I am off to some amazing places and will be engaged in the most travel I’ve done in years! Some of it is for pleasure and well, the other trip is a complete surprise. So let me give you a couple clues on where I’m going….
First is my newly acquired reading list….
First week of April: Family ski trip for Spring Break with the kids
End of April: First ever mother and daughter trip with me, my sister and mom.
Meanwhile my dad (aka Papa) will be helping my hubbie babysit the kids (He is calling it “payback” time for all the times my mother has come to watch my kids while my dad and I travel climb mountains). I studied about in Paris back in 1993 so it is a very special place to me. We will also travel south to Marseille where I spent the summer of 1994 as a business intern and haven’t been back since!
End of May: India!!!!
This trip is a total surprise and I am beyond thrilled to tell you that I have been invited on the first Global Team of 200 Insight trip along with the absolutely amazing Jennifer James, founder of Global Team of 200 and Mom Bloggers for Social Good. We will be going as journalists to learn about maternal health and meet with our global NGO partners as well as Indian social good bloggers. I am so incredibly excited I can hardly stand it as this has been a dream of mine ever since I started my blog.
I am going to write a lot more about this trip as it comes closer. However, it does show that dreams can come true as long as you chase them! I have been following Jennifer James, one of the pioneer women bloggers, for almost two years now and first heard of her work when she went on the highly publicized ONE Moms trip to Kenya a few years ago.
It seems like fate.
I followed her blog and journey in Kenya and told myself that someday I would be there too. Now fast forward to almost two years since I saw her story on ABC News and I will be not only “there” but with her! I am so incredibly humbled and honored.
Once April hits, I’ll be on the ground running and can hardly wait!