My first week as a French resident…

the (fake) parisienne.

Bonjour a tous!  Forgive me for my prolonged absence, my internet has been down for a whole week rendering me completely incommunicado.  It’s hard to believe I’ve only been in Paris for 12 days because it feels so much longer.  The days are blending into the nights and I can barely keep up between work and sleep.

It’s been a jumble of emotions this past week.  Part excitement, part loneliness, part helplessness, part utter joy.  There is an excruciating vulnerability that accompanies being in a new place and although I have lived abroad before and travelled extensively in my lifetime, the language and culture barriers make this move a million times harder.  It’s true what everyone warned me about….the Parisians dont let strangers into their social circle easily and given my work team is 100% French, there is little regard or compassion shown for the new kid on the block rendering me…

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