156 days of perfection

In the last 10 months I have visited 7 countries via 11 planes, 1 overnight cruise ship, a tour bus shared with 53 others, countless trains, trams, bikes, mini vans and hundreds of miles of walking. I’ve stayed in 12 hostels, 9 hotels, 1 motel, with 1 French host family, 4 kind friends and had 4 proper homes.

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A graceful heartbreak

The only place I want to be

It always had to come to an end. I’m so glad that I got to live here for two months and fulfill that part of my dream. However as I fly away from Paris, sitting in the window seat for the first time ever, I can’t stop the tears from falling down the face as I know this is where I want to be, but will forever have my heart torn between location, sensibility, reality and loved ones. I don’t know if I’ll truly be able to live here again, not in the same context anyway.

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London was easy. London quickly because a comfortable home away from home. London is amazing and fast and a thrill but anyone can move to London. I wanted a challenge, to take a chance, to be wild. I wanted a culture change, a journey, that moment of panic mixed with exhilaration that takes over for a few seconds when you first wake up in the morning, before your rational thinking takes over. I wanted life changing. I wanted adventure, experience and tingling excitement. Mostly I wanted Paris.

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