Summer has finally come to Paris, and time is flying faster than ever. I cannot believe all I have æeft of my Paris-adventure is 7 weeks. When you’re in it, you never really see how time is flying, until you’re near the end. And even though I’m overly excited about next year too, I know leaving Paris is gonna be one of the hardest things I’ve ever done so far. Saying goodbye to your host-family, your friends and the most amazing city ever. I’m not gonna have a dry eye, and here are the 3 reasons why au pairing has been the best year ever:
- I got out of my comfort zone. Even though there’s still plenty of possibilities for you to do new stuff in your home city, nothing says leaving your comfort zone, as moving to a completely new country and culture. I’ve never been as challenged and happy as I have this year, so I guess they’re right when they say the real magic is happening outside your comfort zone.
- I got to do everything I wanted. Having been in school for 13 years, I’ve always had things to do. Homework to read, assignments to write and exams to prepare for. For the first time in my life. I have been able to do exactly what I wanted to. Stay in been all day watching series? No guilt. Spending all your money on coffees and crepes? Nothing you really need to pay for anyway. One of the things which have made this year so amazing, has definitely been because I’ve been able to live my life exactly as I wanted it.
- I found myself. Okay, I know it’s one of the biggest clichés ever said, bur for me it was true. I went to Paris with many expectations, and after having fought my way though college, there was still so much I wasn’t sure of. What I wanted to do with my life, what was truly important for me. Who I was, when I wasnt a student, a worker or anything else but just me. And all the questions I had befre, has in these last 9 months been answered.
Thats all for now – remember to follow me on my instagram to stay updated on my life in Paris! xx