A few months ago, I announced that the time to pull the curtain on life in France was drawing near. It wasn’t something I planned, but the road to what I wanted in life and the road to life in Paris started to split into two different directions; as much as I love France, relish in speaking the language, and feel right at home in Paris I have to follow my heart.
It seemed months away but now I’m left with days, and I’m at a loss with how to spend them. How do you say goodbye to a country you’ve spent the better part of the passed six years? I always strived to make the most of my time here: French cooking classes, nights out to French theater, art fairs throughout Europe, museum exhibitions, road trips and so much more. And now that my MBA is wrapped up and I have some free time on my hands, all I want to do is sit in Parisian cafés and parks taking it all in.
Will I miss France? Undoubtedly in ways I don’t even know yet. Will I ever move back? With my track record (I’ve already got three moves under my belt) I can’t say it will never happen. Will I regret leaving? Leaving is completely my choice, thus I don’t think I will.
What’s next for ArtfullyAdored? Luckily, my blog will move with me. Not only do I still have many posts about France coming up, I’m looking forward to sharing with you my next adventure as it unfolds in Philadelphia. More on that to come!