Friday, July 24, 2009

Bon Voyage!

Departure day has arrived!
I'm not yet packed and that makes me VERY proud of myself.
Pour quoi?
Well, two years ago almost to the day, I was offered a full-time job in France.
My plan was to work there for two years, apply to grad school for Art History, earn my PhD and teach at a university for the rest of my days.
What a perfectly tidy plan, non?

But that was exactly the problem. I had always been someone who lived by-the-book. Three days before I was meant to move to France, I turned down the job. It was time to cut the strings, allow myself to freefall for a bit, and take some time to catch up with the person I'd become in college.

And I don't regret a single minute of the last two years I've spent in NYC. This City brought me The Bunny, some amazing job opportunities, countless memories with friends new and old, and the assurance that is undoubtedly my true home.

And here I am. Traveling to France to see if, perhaps this time, I'll soon be ready to move there on different terms.
My plane departs in a few hours and I haven't packed a jot. I think that shows some progress, don't you?

Tipping this (adorable Coach) beret to you....


P.S. This is my 99th post. Number 100 will arrive from Paris! In honor of the occasion, I'm planning to give away something delightful that I find in the City of Lights. More details to come...


JGIWC said...

I miss you already.

Lula Mae said...

Have fun! You are very lucky (and brave for turning down that job!). Best wishes for a safe and fantastic trip.

MCW said...

Have a terrific time!!! Such an amazing trip...Can't wait to hear all about it. Take lots of pics!

Erica said...

So cute as always. Have a great time and don't blog too much!! :)

rae.ozanne said...

Bon Voyage, M'Amie! Much love!

BLC :o said...

Aweeeee! Safe travels lovebug. Enjoy your time across the pond!!! I absolutely love everything about this post, especially dropping the "live by the book plan" to "freefall." Priceless results, eh!? Anyhoo, enjoy enjoy enjoy and cheers to loooooving Paris! Xoxo-BLC

PS: Congrats on 99 posts!!

BLC :o said...

I almost forgot ... love the new picture. And, remind me to tell you a little story when you return! Xoxo-BLC