No one ever stops… The whole place. And it’s like everything is asleep… and… I used to walk everywhere in Paris. I used to walk from Montmartre down into the center of the town. Along the Seine there is a 4-mile wall that goes from Isle Saint Germain to the Pontde Bercy. Takes you past all the bridges of Paris, 23 of them. Then you find one you love and you go there everyday with your coffee and your journal, and you listen to the river.
My wanderlust has this nasty little habit of lying dormant for a stretch of time and then – BAM! – coming back suddenly and so strong that it is almost painful.
And it’s back now. Strong.
Although I’ve been to Paris before, it is the first place I always think of when I dream of travel. I’ve seen one too many movies about women going to Paris and wandering, writing in their journal, seeing sights, drinking coffee and falling in love with themselves.
And so, I am going to be one of them.
I’m not altogether sure how this will happen and, in the end, I might just pick somewhere other than Paris* (Prague, Positano, who knows) but I know that I’m ready to go somewhere, to totally and completely let myself dive into the beauty of another place.
So, for this adventure, whenever it may come, I need to start saving money. I need to stop buying every little thing I see that strikes my fancy and save. I’ve cut back just about everything I can in the way of monthly bills (I have no TV, the least internet package, I rarely dine out and I buy in bulk, etc.) But, surely there is more I can do. What are your money saving / money building tips? I want to know them. About the only areas I’m not willing to sacrifice are food and care for my (fur)babies and good, quality food for myself. Other than that, hit me with it!
I know this is possible and the first step is setting my intention which I’ve just done. Paris… Here I come!
*In all likelihood, I will go back to Paris. After all, “…Paris is always a good idea.”