Preparing For Adventure

I awoke this morning with such excitement. Travel. Adventure. It is so close.

This week begins 2 months of being home very very little. It begins a new chapter of pushing myself. I will begin this time by first making a quick trip to Chicago, then next to Palm Springs for a ladies’ designer retreat at the Ace, and then I will be back for only a week before heading on to Europe.

I think the best part of all this is the excitement of learning, changing, and viewing life differently at the end of it all. In the past I have quoted Amelia Earhart but I feel it once again applies here:

The more one does and sees and feels, the more one is able to do, and the more genuine may be one’s appreciation of fundamental things like home, and love, and understanding companionship.
-Amelia Earhart

While we are in Europe we will be in Paris for most of the time working with Jonathan Grant on an amazing project we are doing for our Alma Mater, Asbury University. They will be opening a satellite campus in Paris so we will be creating a video and various other deliverables to provide students an idea of what they will be able to experience within this new program. It is amazing to be able to work with our school again, especially after those 4 years that helped shape us so much. We loved the idea mostly because it was a chance to give back and give other students an experience we could have only dreamed about while we were there. Both Mike and Grant were able to take time abroad in Paris through a smaller version of this program, so we all feel this is a pretty incredible opportunity.

Though I cannot take you all in my suitcase (no for real I really wish I could!), I hope to share with you as much of my experience as possible. So some regular columns may change slightly…as in I may be doing a Just 5 in our Paris apartment, or Megan Styled may be on a cobble stone street in Bordeaux or at a small market in northern Italy, but I promise it will bring something new and fresh as the seasons change and snow begins to fall. Do you all think you are okay with that?

If any of you have been over to Paris or Italy please give me any recommendations. I would love to see some of your favorite places. I plan to eat my way through it all while walking as much as possible so bring on the recommendations.

Happy Monday you all! Let’s be more adventurous today! Say more I will’s than I can’ts.


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14 Responses

  1. haha, I think we’ll have to deal with those little changes 😉 jealous and at the same time so excited for you and this fabulous opportunity. trying to think of how to get my alma mater to send me abroad… 😉 have a blast on your travels, chica…can’t wait to live vicariously through you!

  2. have a great adventure miss megan, stretch those wings! I’m not sure I could do that, be away fro so long, I’d miss my cats. And the beauty of doing nothing.

    1. Really!?! I think we will be there the same time. We will be there from the October 16th to the 3rd of November. If you are there we should find a way to at least grab a coffee together. It would be wonderful!!!

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