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Monday
Sep292014

Country Mouse Monday: meditation for animal-nerds

Yesterday was one of those days that made me feel like I was finally home. I've been physically home from Paris since Friday night, but yesterday made me feel like I had finally landed home in my own skin after an absence longer than my trip to France.

I love, love, love summer when it begins but by August a weariness sets in, a kind of heat-fatigue that makes a crepuscular being of me. 

But yesterday? Yesterday scooped me up and took me straight home.

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Thursday
Sep252014

The language of love: my Paris yoga experience

On my seventh morning in Paris, I am reflecting on the amazing urban yoga retreat I've been on. By the time I leave tomorrow, I will have attended a total of 6 classes, thanks to a briliant schedule put together for me by my personal #yogayoda Yogateau

Really, truly: yoga is my passport.

This is the first time I’ve had the anchor of the practice while here, in the City of Light, although I’ve been here many times. It’s also the first time I’ve had such a homebase thanks to my sister, who now lives here, which of course also makes an enormous difference.

But the yoga?

That's been amazing.

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Tuesday
Sep232014

Oui, ça marche!

Or in other words: YES, this self-employed #workfromanywhere works!

That is, as long as le wifi does.

And, for a long puzzling period between Sunday and mid-day Monday, it did not. Since all three of us here depend on that signal for our livelihoods, this unexpected break was not a little disconcerting.

Um, but yeah: this is Paris, so...

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Saturday
Sep202014

this day does not suck

It's Day #1 of my work-away-from-home experiment, and let me just say:

This RULES.

It's Saturday, so really, it's not a work day, but I feel like I am having a regular kind of Saturday, except in a place far from my regular.

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Friday
Sep192014

self-employed dream-life: #workfromanywhere

I arrived in Paris this morning for a week-long stay, in a test of my new self-employed-ness.

Originally, the impetus was that I wanted to participate in the first-ever yoga event at Versailles on 9/21. But now it's something more. 

I'm working from Paris for the next week because I can.

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