I'm technically in London for business (more on that tomorrow), but as traveling across the pond for only a few work meetings seemed like a missed opportunity, I extended my time to visit with friends and see this city that I last visited just before heading off to college. Since arriving last Thursday I've gotten to visit with friends who live here, celebrate Laura's second book, meet a badass group of young women, and also just revel in how much life has changed since I visited Paris and Barcelona with my mother last May. That trip was the kick in the pants I needed to take big risks, to change my life. There is nothing like being in a foreign place and seeing it through fresh eyes. There is nothing like having to learn how to navigate a new underground system, or reconciling cultural differences, or wandering a museum by one's self. It is all important, it is all meaningful, and it has the tremendous power of expanding the world, simply by shrinking it (if that makes sense).