On my last trip to France I encountered tons of adversity at first. Missed connections, re-routed flights, lost luggage, bare bones lodging. It was one of the most trying times I’ve had in recent history. I felt powerless and defeated by the fatigue and systemic failures that wore me down. However it was Paris and once I snapped back from feeling bad for myself I took advantage of the opportunity. Enjoying my favorite food and drink in a place that holds such a special place in my life. Sometimes life pulls you way far down to spring you even further forward, remember that.