I'm in the state of Illinois for a few weeks to stay with some dear friends in Chicago and stretch my wings a little bit.

So far, it's lovely. Trying to balance waking up later, and going to bed at different times is a little bit new to me. But the people are dear and feel more like family. I could get used to this.

A few days ago we took a walk to the zoo and hung out with a bunch of animals and walked until our knees hurt and our bones felt heavy like led (or was that just me?). I'm excited to see what this city holds for me!

What are some of your summer plans?
xoxo Johanna