Wednesday, March 7, 2012
Three years ago
Three years ago! I arrived in Paris on Thursday, March 5, 2009. It was surprisingly wintry—though the sun was bright, the air had that achingly damp chill every morning when I walked from the skanky Pigalle hotel to the swanky Champs-Élysées office of Ogilvy. It was the start of something beautiful. While I knew it at the time, and I couldn’t have been more excited, I didn’t know where it would all lead.
It was such an amazing first month. Practicing French. Meeting colleagues. Getting lost in the city. Discovering French bureaucracy. Eating beaucoup pastries. Reminiscing about my previous trips to Paris. Feeling lonely sometimes, euphoric at other times, but being totally wide open to anything and everything.
These are good reminders that so much can happen in one-two-three years. That you should never give up on your goals and dreams. That life has a beautiful way of surprising you. What adventures do you think are on your doorstep??