As many of you already know, I'm on vacation in the United States until July 17, but what I'm just starting to realize is that I may be addicted to Paris. Comparing my symptoms against a list of symptoms for addictions on the internet, I found the following:
- Weight loss or weight gain. Yes, I've gained weight! Although it could be due to all of the pancakes doused in syrup and bacon that I ate at my hotel in Boston and not having to walk up 5 flights of stairs like I do to get to my apartment in Paris.
- Sleeping a lot more or less than usual, or at different times of the day or night. Yes, I'm sleeping at different times, although that could be due to my body trying to adjust to the time difference between the USA and Paris.
- Changes in energy - unexpectedly and extremely tired or energetic. Another yes! I felt unexpectedly tired after visiting the factory outlet mall on Sunday, but maybe that's because I've never been much of a marathon shopper. All of the sales on July 4th weekend, however, gave me the added boost of energy to make it to just one more store...