Back in the U.S.A.


For four years I’ve gone back and forth about where I should live. All the time thinking about what made the most sense. At the time, Madrid did: I was writing a book about hiking in Madrid, the editor of a magazine, writing about Madrid for different websites, etc. Well, the book is published, I’m no longer the editor, and although I still write about Madrid – it’s not enough to keep me there.

I went to Madrid to find a new way to look at the world. And, well, I found it. I was able to grow into my own, take the time to think about the life I want to live – what surroundings actually mean to me, and I accomplished all that I set out to do. So like with any challenge – you surpass it, and you move on to the next one.

Four years later – I get off the plane in New York. My Haitian cab driver welcomes me back to the city, and this is where I’m going to start the next phase / challenge of whatever is to come. What that is, I don’t really know.

This morning I poured myself a cup of coffee, took out a notepad, and wrote – Brooklyn 2011. The idea was to write down what I wanted to do while I was here, kind of like what I did when I moved to Madrid. Well, the notepad is next to my computer and it sits completely blank.

I may not have a clue what comes next, but starting with a blank page is pretty inspiring. I don’t know what’s out there – but I’m excited to find out. Let the experiences begin!

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  • Breid Reynolds

    I looked you up. Thanks for keeping me company in the middle of NYC last Friday night. 🙂 It’s usually my husband who talks to anyone, especially in the city. I was so proud of myself and was almost bragging to him that I met and talked to you. Cool website. It was nice to meet you. All the best. Breid

  • Cynthia Kane

    Hey Breid – Hope your friend’s play was fantastic! How great for him after all that hard work to see it on stage. Maybe we’ll run in to each other again sometime. Hope you’re well.

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