Another post… surprise, surprise.
Well, I’m just laying here in my comfy bed, on Pinterest, and I thought to myself, “hey, you. Maybe you should post in that blog you started!”
And so, here I am!
But the thing is, I don’t have much to say! What is there to say? I’m really happy. Yes, it’s true. I’ve moved to Paris and I’m really happy and there is nothing more for me to say. It’s not that moving to Paris is like what is portrayed in the movies. I’m not rich, my clothes aren’t fancier, and I haven’t met a gorgeous French doctor (yet…..). 🙂
But yes, I am happy! So, I will tell you why…
1. I love that the grocery store smells like pungent cheese and seafood. It’s weird but every time I go there, I just get a big smile on my face. It’s different than going to Publix, which smells like it’s constantly being sterilized in lemon scented lysol. Not saying that something smelling like lemon scented lysol is bad… just saying, it’s different. And the grocery store here smells nothing like lysol. It smells like aged cheese and a sea port.
2. I love (looooooovvvvvveeeeeee) that I can walk to the boulangerie every day and get a fresh baguette. What I love even more, is that I don’t even have to get a whole baguette (which is impossible to eat in one day for one person), I can get a “demi-baguette” (half) meaning I can eat a bit for lunch then save the rest for breakfast the next day. Also, I love that this week, I bought a baguette that had literally just come out of the oven. It was sooooo warm and soft and delicious!
3. I love waking up knowing that for breakfast I’m going to eat bread smothered in butter and nutella.
4. I love that number 3 is perfectly acceptable in this country and that I am not fatter for it.
5. Because I walk so much. I love that I walk so much.
6. Christmas in Paris! Ok that is as wonderful as the movies make it seem. Seriously, there are prettyyy lights everryywhere! And I’ve loved walking through the Christmas markets with my friends and drinking hot wine. Hot wine is sweet, delicious, red wine sold during these cold winter months. It’s delicious!
7. I still love my amazing host family and I love my job. I’ve loved getting closer to the girls; they are the sweetest, funniest, 17, 14, and 9 year olds I know. They make me laugh and just generally make me happy!
8. I’m making some great friends. Really, I’m so thankful for the people I’ve met here.
9. Getting back to baguettes…. I love that there are 3 different boulangeries within walking distance of my apartment (about 5 minutes or less) and that they each have different ways of making the baguettes, meaning they all have different tastes, meaning it’s kind of fun to switch around between the 3 and change up my routine once in a while! Plus, I know there are at least 3 more boulangeries in my neighborhood alone that I still haven’t tried yet.
10. I love how much art there is to see in Paris!
So, there you have it. Somehow this post turned into a list of why I’m really happy and still loving Paris so much!