1. That's the spirit, Kat. Great to hear the positive attitude. I need to learn from you as I am a little slow in that. (By the way, thank you for commenting on my blog. If you ever have a chance to come over to Yorkshire, you and family are always welcome to visit us and I'll tour you around.) Have a lovely weekend. xm

  2. Have a great time in Paris, Kat. I love your attitude and your post gave me much food for thought. Can't wait to see those night shots.

  3. Oh my gosh, Kat, how wonderfully well-written your post is. I love your "no regrets" year. What a great experience you and your family are having. I do regret not going to the Louvre in Paris. I went sightseeing and forgot. Now since I've started writing my goals down, I've accomplished things that I've put off or forgot about for years. I plan to see those flowers in the spring.

  4. This is a wonderful post.
    A camera and the Paris Art Museum spunds like a dream come true.
    I also love the idea of a "No regrets year."

  5. we are definitely having similar life experiences right now. Having just left Germany after living there for 6 months, I am going back again for 3 weeks. And this time…

  6. So many people need a life threatening event to push them into a "no regrets" mindset. You are so wise to seize your opportunities because we never know what lies ahead, do we? I know you will have a fabulous time in Paris…it's a photographer's dream. And the Musee d'Orsay–so fabulous! Enjoy, enjoy!

  7. Life is all about the Moment. It is about living the no regrets every day. I think for some of us that is easier than others but still think, the default of human nature is to over on, all the time. It takes practice and you, my friend, are certainly leading the way. Have a wonderful time! Can't wait to see what you come up with…

  8. A beautiful post, Kat. I learned this so many years ago when I lost my mother at the age of 20. It was clear to me, even then, that time was precious and you must make the most of every day. I always choose family over anything else. We've gone on trips rather than fix up our house. I make time for my friends over projects at home. Do I get everything done that I want to do? Of course not. But I have very few regrets over the choices I've (we've) made.

    Have a fabulous weekend in Paris. I can't wait to see the photos from your trip.

  9. You are so right, Kat. I agree 100% with what you said here. When we first came to the States, we thought we'd be here for only three years and we were on the road every weekend, exploring. Whenever there was a longer time than just a weekend available, we'd go to places further away. Now we're here indefinitely and our habit has changed. But as you said – it's not sustainable for an indefinite time.
    Have fun in Paris. Your planned trip sounds great and I'm sure you'll have a wonderful time. I'm looking forward to those photos!

  10. I love this!

    Your plans sound wonderful.

    I lived in Rome for one year about 10 years ago, and have no regrets, either. 🙂

    Can't wait to read about your adventures to come!

  11. Beautiful post and you are so right. Having a "no regrets" year or life is the way to go! Time passes so quickly and before you know it, many things have passed you by! I too don't want to miss a thing!!! Thanks for the wonderful reminder!
    Congrats on your POTW award!

  12. You are so right! Thank you for reminding me of this…"no regrets"…so many things surround us…so many things we put off or postpone til later…so many things we miss when were not paying attention to our life…I love your reminder here…hope you have a wonderful year of living with no regrets but I also hope that once you leave Italy you will continue to live each day in this manner. Congrats on POTW mention!

  13. Congratulations on your Post of the Week "Readers' Choice" award! 🙂

    I absolutely agree with you,
    carpe diem,
    and may all your endeavors be accompanied by joyful energy!