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The Paris “Honeymoon” to Daily Routine Transition

MonaLisa-2_sonnydavisDonne Davis sent me this recap, along with her husband’s cartoons, of her recent Paris visit. Being in Paris with Sonny was Donne’s fantasy come true. They spent ten days in a charming apartment a few blocks from the Eiffel Tower celebrated their 45-year honeymoon.

Three years ago, she wrote about the ways to beat the post vacation blues. She was now going to have to follow her own formula.

For Donne, recovering from Paris jet lag took as many days as her trip. As soon as she returned, the search was on for the energy she left behind in Paris. She was going through the “re-entry blahs”.

Perhaps she was missing that Paris energy for scurrying around checking out landmarks and metro stations.

Read about her visit, Transitioning from Paris Honeymoon to Daily Routine, her morning patisserie enjoyments, the pleasures she derived from the spontaneous Paris energy and her advice as she shares this recent pleasure.

7 Ways to Beat the Post Vacation Blues

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This Web site and and its blog articles are for travelers to Paris who are looking for advice from someone who lives in Paris. These tips are "for Parisians at heart". Many people would like to visit, some can and some cannot - so I will help you enjoy a glimpse of the city and its surroundings. This project has been ongoing since 2002. Prior to living in Paris (since 1992) my European history began in the early 70s with three years in Wiesbaden, Germany. My next foray onto the Continent was in the mid-80s after graduation from the University of Florida (where I met Erik): traveling around Europe and UK with my friend, Margie, hitchhiking around and working in Ireland. After living and working as a journalist in Sweden for four years, traveling on boats, the Trans-Siberian Railway, local trains and planes took Erik and I around the world. I began working as a flight attendant in 1990 for American Airlines, based in Chicago. We moved to Paris, France in 1992 where I commuted between Paris and Chicago for my flight attendant/stewardess job. Finally my inner voice said "Stop!" and I left American Airlines six weeks shy of 20 years January 1, 2010. Now that is over and I am back working as a journalist and photographer full time on - My videos are posted on YouTube on the colleensparis youtube channel. and I am active in Toastmasters 75. Enjoy!