Au Paris?

 

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First off… If you’re wOndering why it’s jolie in wAnderland. It’s a play on words. Wanderlust has taken over my life. Get it? 🙂

I have been dreaming of becoming an au pair in France for a while. It’s been a long time coming. Planning, saving money, and ultimately having enough courage to just go for it. I have been thinking about how I came to this point in my life. The past few years have been hard for me. Thankfully, my family and friends are amazing. I got through it because I have great people in my life. Especially my parents.  Somehow, I think I am a better person now. Who said “What doesn’t kill you makes you stronger?” Kelly Clarkson? just kidding. Good song, though.

At that time,  I had a lot of rough days. Dreaming of traveling helped me get away from all that was going on. It was my happy place. I am finally in a great place, and ready to go. When I thought about how I came to the decision to be an au pair, I had reservations. I needed to make sure it was the right decision. Is this really what I want? I have thought about this for months. I am definitely ready. I still dream of living in France and traveling around Europe daily. I don’t use it to get away or to be happy. This is what I REALLY want.

I have found a family that I hope I will end up with. They are lovely. I told them about my Epilepsy and the could not have been more understanding. I already find them to be so sweet and welcoming from across the world.

I am starting all of the paperwork for my visa. Crossing my fingers and toes that everything works out. I am making lists of things to do. FYI…I don’t normally do that. I normally just go with it. Let the anxiety begin. Deep breathing begins now. Woosah.

I figured I should write a blog and I wanted to start early. I want to keep track of the process from start to finish. >Find Family >Get a Visa >Packing>Moving>Live in Paris>Travel>Etc. I want to share my experiences before and after I move.

The best is yet to come.

“Ours is a divine journey; therefore, this journey has neither a beginning nor an end… This journey has a goal, but it does not stop at any goal, for it has come to realize that today’s goal is only the starting point of tomorrow’s journey.”-Sri Chinmoy

 

 

 

 

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4 thoughts on “Au Paris?

  1. Oh, wow! This is wonderful! You will do really well and I am so happy for you. Please keep a journal as I feel that writing will be part of this adventure. Your Grandfather Gary is listening. 😘

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  2. Jolie,
    This is so amazing and yes Uncle Gary is so proud. He will be following you throughout this journey.

    I’m excited to read all your postings. You are a gifted story teller and I can’t wait to read more. What an amazing adventure and so brave! I’m so proud of you! I want to visit o
    You!!! Have fun on this journey of discovery.

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