A good friend recently reminded me that the number 7 is God's number of completion. In August of 2003, I packed my then-new Kia Spectra, got on I-10 and drove West for 2,000 miles. It was a long drive, but when I arrived in L.A., my journey was just beginning. I spent four incredible years at the University of Southern California. I made amazing memories and even more amazing friends. I then spent three years at USC Law School. Those three years weren't as great as the first four, but maturity and life have taught me to focus on the positive.
It's funny how things come full circle. Last week, after being in Los Angeles for seven years, I packed my bags, got on a plane, and ended up in New York City. There was no Kia to stuff full of material possessions--just one oversized suitcase and a carry on. I was very comfortable in Los Angeles, and I'm still not entirely sure whether my actions are going to get me to my destination. But I'm not going to dwell on the not-yet discovered "destination"--life is about the journey.
So I'm on a one month layover in NYC before I leave for France. I will use this blog to chronicle my journey, particularly though my food and wine experiences. People keep asking me, "Why are you going to France? What are you going to do there? Are you using that law degree???" To be frank, I'm going to France to eat. And drink. And I'm bringing all of you along. Just check out this blog if you want to experience France--from bistros to cafes, boulangeries (bakeries) to creperies (crepe stands). Wineries to champagneries.
But for now, NYC's exciting neighborhoods, nightlife, restaurants and gastro-pubs are beckoning.. :)