Hi friends! I’m back in Amsterdam, which means I’m back on the blog 🎉! With my coffee in hand, let’s have a little catch up, yes?
If we were having coffee, I’d tell you…
| That the reason I go missing on the blog when I go to Houston is because I like to be present with my family & friends. Shutting down my social media (other than the one off interactions) allows me to just enjoy my time in the actual moment. And to be honest, I feel like we all don’t do that enough anymore.
| I was harassed on my flight back to Amsterdam yesterday. I could write a whole blog post on the situation, but I’d like to move past it, so here’s the short version. While I was watching a movie & LB was chattering happily, an older man approached me. After tapping my shoulder and proceeding to tell me that I needed “to get her [LB] to shut up,” I informed the flight attendants that this man was making me uncomfortable. From there the situation continually escalated. Between the man approaching me another 2 times (even after flight crew informed him that they would call the police) and then having him waiting for me after deplaning, I have been nothing short of shook up & entirely drained. I’m so thankful for the flight crew and the amount of help/care that they provided. I’m also thankful to the police officers who met me at the plane & escorted me until I safely met up with Amir. And to the other passengers on the flight who 1. voluntarily switched seats to get the man away from me, 2. followed me off the plane & walked ahead of me to keep an eye out, and 3. came by to give me some words of comfort, thank you too. What wonderful people you all are!
Friends, if someone, ANYONE, ever harasses and gives you trouble, speak up. Do not let them scare you into silence. There are so many good people out there willing to help.
| I’ve read some seriously sub-par books lately. The one I’ve got queued up was highly recommended though, so fingers crossed it turns out to be a page-turner! Book update coming soon, promise.
| We are going to ICELAND in a few weeks and I can’t wait. If you’ve ever been, please send me all of your recommendations!
| My girl, Tara (you know her from all our 🍔 dates!), and her hubs are coming to visit us this week in Amsterdam. Excited is the biggest understatement ever. It’s so fun seeing friends in our part of the world & showing them a part of our life overseas!!
We’re battling with a little jet lag & my current cup of coffee isn’t cutting it, so I’m off to make another round and then maybe, take a nap! Haha.
How are y’all doing?! Catch me up!