One year ago today, I landed in Paris and started my life here. Paris always felt like home and I decided to move here and really make it home. I am so glad I did. I miss my family back in LA every day and I wish I could see them more. I was in LA for Christmas which was great and I had not seen them for almost a year.
Moving to Paris was my first real “big girl” decision. I was going out in the world alone. Living in Paris made me finally grow up. I always relied on my brother for everything and for the first time, I couldn’t. I needed to find a place to live, get a French bank account, find a vet for my pets in case they got sick, get a cell phone plan, find a part time job and make a life in Paris. I than worked my butt off to get into La Sorbonne.
The first few months were hard because it was cold, I was in a school with older people and all international and the French classes were too easy for me. Also, I had broken up with my 3 years in a half boyfriend. I was scared I made a huge mistake. I now realize I didn’t and I needed to go out in the world. Every time I go to the states, NY to see my dad; I always want to go home to Paris.
Paris has always felt like home. I dreamed of moving back. I was born in this city. This city is where I went to my first school. My first language was French. I am glad I made Paris home again. I love my city and even if I move away for a time period, this city has my heart and this is where I am.