This blog contains the ramblings of a 26-year-old American girl living in Paris, France with her husband & her pet bunny, Russell.
The first time I ever visited Paris was back in 2004. I was 16 and a huge geek.
The trip was sponsored by the high school French Club and although it only lasted 2 weeks, it truly changed my life. Grown-Up Me looks back on all-off this and realizes that I should have been enthralled with all the history around me and the beauty of the French culture… but to be honest, I was more excited about my first sips of alcohol, my first Parisian night club, and most importantly, the feeling of freedom.
The spark had been lit and I knew I had to go back.
When I got to college I decided to do part of my junior year abroad. Of course, I chose to go to Paris (you can read about it on my old blog here: http://justsomegirlinfrance.blogspot.fr/).
Those 6-months were like living in a film. Basically, I met a French guy with a motorcycle. (That’s why my last blog never got finished).
I made the move back to France in 2010 for love and to pursue my masters degree. Although the relationship didn’t last, 3 great things came out of it. The first is this blog. I started writing to keep in touch with people back home and to deal with all the cultural differences I was going through.
The second is me getting a pet bunny who I named “Russell” after the Russell Stover chocolate bunnies you get at Easter. He’s my baby. He’s kind of a spoiled brat.
And finally, the third is that in 2011 I met my husband, Edouard. I tripped over a flowerpot and fell. He caught me. The rest is history. We were married on June 28th, 2014 in Fontainebleau, France and had a fairy tale reception at a beautiful castle nearby.
Today, Edouard, the bunny, & I live together in a tiny apartment in Paris’s 16th arrondissement.
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