It’s been two weeks since I packed my four overweight suitcases and moved 3,500 miles to a different country, without speaking the language or knowing anyone in the city.
But, somehow all of this somewhat scary change feels amazing.
We often seek change at big milestones in our lives. For me, it was after graduating college this May. I knew I wanted to make a new chapter with big, bold move. And, that move was to Paris.
It wasn’t quite as simple as I put it; packing my bags and boarding a flight. Sleepless nights, too many cold emails to count, people telling what I wanted to do was virtually impossible, headaches from visa paperwork, and farewells to friends and family. And somehow, its been all worth it and then some.
Back in October, right around the time I started this blog, I had a light bulb moment. I wanted in the worst way to move back to Paris, where I had spent a semester studying in 2015. At that point it all sounded so romantic and thrilling, but there was much more to it.
Some people are ok with such radical change to take a risk without a plan. We’ve all heard the courageous story of someone moving to another country, without a job, contacts, or knowing the language, and sometimes it all works out. But, for me, I had spent much too much time focusing on my career, education and it was too big of a risk to just move without a secured job in my field. Destined and determined, I began my search and ended up lucky with an offer after about 6 months later, and visa in hand another 2 months later.
And so, this part time Parisian, is officially full time.
More fashion and Paris fun coming in the near future! Let me know if you’d like to see anything in particular on the blog 🙂