I never thought the day would come when I would look at myself in the mirror and realize that I was suddenly in the skin of a 25 year old. So many times I imagined what my life would be like when I was a little girl, I would live that kind of home, or own this kind of car. I would calculate the cost of living in my own apartment and draw out the perfect business that I undoubtedly would start up on my own.
One day specifically, swinging on the porch swing of my grandmother's house in Lousiana, I really went at it, planning pretty exclusively.
I am proud of the person I became, I've experienced quite a bit for the person I am today. I think the most proudest moment was just last mont when I completed my masters degree from a French university with honors. The teacher was so impressed with my theories and information she requested my presence to present to the local city government.
Now when people ask me what I'm doing in Paris I can smile, modestly and say "I got a masters degree and now I am working for an international accounting firm".
Yup. I got hired beginning of this month working as a public relations and general assistant to a well known accounting firm- although the entire office is French.
I can't honestly say I'm done experiencing, because I tend to get to a moment when I need to experience more and move. But for now I have a solid job in Paris and I consider myself very lucky.
Now I need to get back to my blogging. For awhile I was just depressed- working my heart out for an interns salary and being overwhelmed with Paris.
However, one needs to get out of Paris to realize how amazing she really is. Just this weekend I attended a 2 hour Krav Maga course (Israeli street fighting and self defense) and then spent the day at Disneyland Paris. Everything is within reach and there's a whole international experience just waiting for me.
Although I still do it with country playing on my MP3 player. There's something about twanging backwoods music and the Eiffel Tower.
I like to break the rules in that way.