when i was a little girl i always thought ‘one day i’ll live in france!’ i always felt that paris was the best city on the planet. i still do. unfortunately, i can’t say that i know this from experience since i’ve never been there. recently, i found a page on pinterest that is all about paris. i started to follow it since it embraced the city that i long to be in. over the past week or so, i log on every day and see all the amazing photos of paris’ cafes, flea markets, quaint shops & boutiques, etc. it’s making my drive to be in the city of love more intense every moment.

so, having this unforseen passion for a place that i’ve never seen with my own eyes seems quite odd. you may wonder how could i love something (or place) so much that i’ve never actually encountered myself. i can’t really answer that. and not to get too off subject, but it’s almost like there’s more to me that just me.. like at another time in life (past), i was there. like i enjoyed the passion of a parisian lifestyle, but didn’t get enough of it. maybe that’s why i need to be there now.

at this stage in my life, i’m planning my future around how i can ensure that i get there. that i get the full experience & enjoyment of paris before my opportunity has passed. it will not pass. i can’t let that happen. there isn’t much in this life that i’ve “needed”, but can honestly say that paris is it.
i’m working on my college degree of becoming a writer. i want to do this for so many reasons, but most of all so that i can work from wherever i call home. france has to be it. i no longer want to live vicariously through other peoples’ photos.

i know there are is little chance that my family & i will ever live in paris itself..unless i win the lottery soon, but anywhere near my lovely destination is fine by me. i want to wake up every morning knowing that i get to live out my fantasy. my kids will get to look out the windows & see a world they didn’t know existed, but can tell their friends about back in the US. and to be close enough to travel just about anywhere in europe…wow. now, that would be a dream come true.

i’ve been reading books and looking at photos for years. i read the same books over & over, wondering if i can learn something new this time around. all this reading has made me realize its time to see it first-hand. i need to take myself and my family to paris.

its time.

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