Friday five : what makes me happy (June edition)

Hello readers ! I have been 100% MIA this week due to travel for work, so very happy to be back with you all. Welcome to this edition of the Friday Five  with Courtney at Eat Pray Run, Cynthia at You Signed Up for What and Mar at Mar on the Run. This week’s theme is Five Things that make me happy.



I am definitely a glass half full person. I am always optimistic and see the good in every situation. So many things make me happy !  So this theme was a bit hard because I had to pick only 5 ….


1. Long days. The sun rises at 5:45 a.m. and sets at 10 p.m. I have double the energy in the summer and always feel like I am wonder woman with everything I can do in such a long amount of time.

2. Seeing my kids happy, healthy and well adjusted. They are just finishing school and it was a very good year. They are teenage girls and I think growing up is so difficult and challenging for them. I am so proud of who they are growing into, and how they are navigating the teenage years.

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3. Family. My sister in law and her children are coming back to France tomorrow for 2 months and we haven’t seen them for the past 10. My brother and his family are coming to France at the end of July and we haven’t seen them in a very long time either.

4. My job. I work with great people, get to travel internationally and learn something new every day. In the past week I was in London, Paris, NY and Moscow.

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5. New workout clothes. There are so many great brands and fantastic fabrics now that I feel stylish and fit… and it makes me feel good about myself. While in the US last week I just had to stop by Athleta. We don’t have Athleta in France so it is one of the first places I go when I am in the US.

Glad to be back with you all !

What is making you happy at the moment ?

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Comments: 6

  1. Deborah @ Confessions of a mother June 20, 2015 at 8:32 pm Reply

    Yes to longer days that makes me so happy too. And yes to summer workout clothes! Have a great weekend
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    • Karen - French Inspiration June 20, 2015 at 8:48 pm Reply

      Thanks Deborah, you too !

  2. HoHo Runs June 21, 2015 at 3:08 pm Reply

    That’s a lot of traveling in one week! I have never been to an Athleta store but I do get their catalog. Your daughters are very pretty.
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    • Karen - French Inspiration June 21, 2015 at 3:21 pm Reply

      The Athleta stores are GREAT. If you get a chance, I recommend it (but be careful of your wallet) !

  3. Stephanie @ Whole Health Dork June 22, 2015 at 3:21 pm Reply

    I am also loving the longer days, though some nights it’s hard to get in bed at 8:30 and still have it so light outside! Between the warmth and light, though, I do feel like I am in a better mood and get more done (unless it’s an insanely hot day–then I don’t want to move for fear of getting sweatier than I already am!).
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    • Karen - French Inspiration June 23, 2015 at 7:09 pm Reply

      Yes to long days ! No to 90 degrees and humidity ! 🙂

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