Sunday, January 6, 2013

Back Home, And Back To My Old Self!

I'm just back from Greece.
Travelling was not the wisest financial decision, given that we still need to save for our adoption. But it was total salvation for my mental health and I regret absolutely nothing!
A full 3 weeks without paperwork, focusing on anything but the dread and sorrow in our lives (namely, antique ruins, baklavas and sunsets over olive groves), seems to have restored some of my sanity. I haven't felt that serene in months, maybe years (I've also put on 5 lbs, but every single baklava was worth it). Actually, I recognize good old Gen, the one with an optimistic outlook on life and a taste for adventure. I hadn't seen her in a long time!
There is no question, if we're still childless by then, we're running away from Christmas 2013 as well!

I hope everyone had the best holiday season possible!


  1. Baklava is soooooo good!! I'm glad you had a nice holiday, Andres and I want to see Greece someday too!

  2. Hi Gen,
    So good you had a great trip and feel better. I am taking a leaf out of your book next year if still childless next Christmas. You sound really good and I wish I felt just 1/100th of your new optimism!!!!
    Happy New Year my blogging friend. If you and Pablo are ever in Vancouver please let me know. I'd love to meet up with you for coffee, lunch, or dinner. Who knows one day we could be meeting at the aquarium with our children.
    All the best for 2013,

    1. That would be so amazing :)
      Same for you, if you're ever around the Rockies, let me know!

  3. Sounds like a well appreciated vacation!

  4. great decision Gen!

    back to the previous you when only the couple mattered.
    The son will come, but in the meantime your mental health is the most important thing.