Things are about to get interesting around here!
First, I leave next week for a month in Brazil. I spend a few weeks there every year, so it’s not exactly the destination that’s big, it’s the situation. I’m really looking forward to going back after missing out last year. I have a long list of things I want to do, including seeing São Paulo‘s best architecture and spending time in its ethnic neighborhoods and enormous markets.
However, there is something standing in the way. It’s my 17-month-old son. He is one rambunctious toddler, and even grabbing a quick lunch with him is a challenge. My long list of things to do in Brazil is likely to shrink once the reality of traveling with him sets in, and that’s OK.
I plan to soak up the Brazilian rhythm of long chats, afternoon snacks, walks around the lake near my in-laws’ house, and lots of family time. I learned a long time ago that these trips to Brazil are less about me and much more about everyone being together.
Second, I am planning some big blogging changes. I don’t want to divulge the details just yet, but rest assured that I will keep you updated as soon as the changes materialize and that they are exciting indeed.
Summer is a great time to re-evaluate and explore. What are your plans for the rest of the summer?