Tuesday evening I returned to Florence after a little over two weeks in California and today Iím in Paris. My trip to the US was a great personal success for me. Besides recharging my batteries, I redefined my goals, met new people, made deeper connections with family and friends, and committed myself to my goals and priorities. Being an expat is an enriching experience that can be quite challenging at times. So for me, itís a great respite to return to my natal city and reconnect with the energy I was born into. Itís as if I can more easily reassess my life by seeing where I am and where I was.