Wait, hold on, before we dive deeper, have you never been wine drunk before?! It's literally the best kind of drunk and I am glad you are finally experiencing it for yourself. 

Sounds like you are doing absolutely amazing. It seems like you are playing the balancing game perfectly- letting loose and doing things you don't normally do, but also still being yourself (although I am not sure you are the most responsible mom friend, you're pretty damn fun). 

I particularly have a lot of feelings about how you said you were living in the moment and not even thinking about what you are going to do when you get home. I feel like I spend a majority of my time thinking ahead at what is next and what is after that and that it is probably affecting my overall happiness. Especially now when I am in NY I feel like I am constantly lost in thought thinking about what I am going to do when this experience is over (and honestly how sad is that mindset). Similar to you, the only time in my entire adult life I ever stopped thinking about the future for five minutes was when I was traveling (in London). In fact, during that point in my life, the mere thought of a time after London sent me into an emotional tail spin. Universe, I would think, this is the happiest I have ever been, there can be no more happiness. Let me stay in this moment forever.

Perhaps that is why travel is so important to me. It is where I felt that feeling for the first time and where I have felt it a handful of times after that. It is a feeling that I have unfortunately yet to feel at "home" and instead,  it creates "homes" all over the planet. It is the greatest blessing and curse. So keep doing what you are doing, having the absolute best time making homes around the world. Don't worry about forgetting to text me or writing blog posts (though I love them!!!) and instead focus on this incredible moment of happiness you have found yourself in.

So drink all the wine you want, sleep in a hostel bathroom (it happens), love every minute of it. If you have to think about the future, think about a time when we move abroad together for a year. Please think of this. I will literally continue talking about this until you write me a ten page paper on all the reasons this sounds like a bad idea (and I know you hate writing). Only then will I stop. Think Summer 2019! 

Thank you for keeping your location on so I can use Find my Friends. You are giving this slave to the man life. BTW, the below quote is my all time favorite quote.

“You will never be completely at home again, because part of your heart always will be elsewhere. That is the price you pay for the richness of loving and knowing people in more than one place.” - Miriam Adeney

xx L