Happy 1 year anniversary to me!!
Paris and I have officially been in a one year relationship today!
Last night, after dinner and as Netflix was playing in the background, I read all my posts from the beginning and can’t believe how much I’ve grown and learned over the last year.
Even at 30 years old.
(click on bold links for individual posts)
- Applied for my first metro card
- Had a hard time but finally found an apartment and furnished it all by myself (damn Ikea furniture but drinking while putting together definitely helps)
- Realized just how much I hate grocery shopping in french grocery stores (markets are my fave)
- Started Crossfit (on hiatus right now until I have more time)
- First doctors visit in France
- Took me a while but I finally found a cell phone provider that makes sense
- Saw this happen in the Metro and I still think about it
- Dating french men? Complicated… Either they’re in it for one thing or become stage 5 clingers, telling you they love you after a week…Not giving up though!
- Spent my 30th birthday in Madrid, Spain with work people from all around the world
- Taking long walks here is wonderful , especially here, here, and here.
- That sometimes living alone in a beautiful city isn’t all its cracked up to be.. especially when you’re 8,000 miles away from close friends and family.
- This… this is exactly what living here is like 😉
nightmareFUN times that is switching drivers licences
- Travelled to Seville Spain and fell in love with it
- Read two books that struck deeply and true stories – Unbroken and A House in the Sky (I’ve read a ton of books and these are in my top 5)
- Let someone go – as in don’t want to talk or want to see for a very very long time, if ever – and that has been hard to deal with… even to this day.
- Spent two weeks back home in Canada and had a blast hanging out with my family
- Had my first pinner, then a second
- Realized that homesickness only starts to kick in between months 9 and 12
- Can officially type on a french keyboard as well as english
- Had some visitors and truly appreciated every moment with them – Susan & Matt and Brenda.
- Saw my first futbol match and can’t wait for many more to come (Saturdays match France/Portugal was iiiiincredible)
- Very grateful for every moment and emotion I’ve had in the past year
What do I want to do for my second year you ask?
Travel. 🙂 And anything else that happens will just be a bonus.
Cheers to another year in Paris!