To say lot has happened since my last post is an understatement.
I sent all of my papers to France. Translated, originals, copies, etc. I decided I may need to be a translator. When I paid $33/ page to translate documents, I decided that might be a good job. Who knows what the future holds?
All of my information is in France being processed. So, seeing as I don’t have a criminal record, I think I should be accepted. Waiting for the papers to get back to me is excruciating.
I have an appointment set at the Consulat général de France à Houston on July 29th. I’m praying that all of the papers that I need get back to Louisiana in time for me to go to Houston and apply for my visa.
Unfortunately, there are a lot of horrible things that happened in the last 30 days. To name a few: Dallas, Nice, and finally Baton Rouge. People are resilient, and we come together in bad times. The quote in the title is one of my favorites that reminds me of this.
“tomber sept fois, se relever huit”(Fall seven times, Stand up eight)-Phillipe Labro
A lot of people have been asking me if I am still moving. Some have told me I shouldn’t go. After everything happened in Nice, my grandmother told me that she didn’t think it was a good time for me to be going to France.
I understand the concern and I am lucky I have so many people who care about me.
However, I am still going. And here’s why.
I will not let these horrible people change the course of my life and happiness. If you are thinking of changing any plans out of fear, DO NOT do it.
Now, lets all be happy and live our dreams! Whether it is traveling the world, having a family, owning a home, or skydiving. Seriously though, “small” dreams are important, too!
Go do it and avoid ALL the people who bring you down.