The time has come for me to move from Paris, after three years in the City of Lights. I came here after having graduated high school, 19 years old and with a burning desire to learn French and becoma a true Parisienne. Five months turned into three years and here we are now. I never planned to stay this long, but it all makes sens now. I can honestly say that I master the French language pretty well, and I will soon have a bachelor's degree in International management which was mostly done in French.
Living in Paris has thaught me so much and I wouldn't change this experience for anything. I've had some of the best years in my life here and I have met some of the greatest people this far in my life. It hasn't all been easy, of course, but nothing ever is, right? If it doesn't challenge you, it doesn't make you grow, or something like that. There are so many big moments that happened to me here. I had my first OWN apartment, even though nine square meters and on the seventh floor with no elevator, I couldn't have been happier with my situation. I had a magnificent view and I enjoyed ever second of living under the Parisian rooftops like a true Parisienne. I've challenged myself with many different and more or less interesting jobs, such as au pair, hostess in a five star hotel/"palace", english tutor, in a boulangerie (can it get any more French?) and as a nightclub promoter. I got to say that what I'm most proud of is learning French to the level that I could study management and economics for two years entirely in this foreign language, and pass it!
I always say that Paris is the love of my life. I love everything about this city and anyone that knows me can understand why. I just love strolling through the city without any specific plans, taking in the beautiful views and having a "wow"-moment anywhere I look. I admire the stunnning architecture, the old narrow streets, the buildings and the parks. I love walking by the river, looking out over the magical city I've called home for quite some time now. I will never stop being impressed by the Eiffel Tower when I see it sparkle at night, and each time I think "wow, what have I done to deserve this life". There's a special vibe to Paris that I haven't encountered in any other city, but maybe that's just me. Paris is romantic and beautiful and melancholic and heartbreaking, all at the same time.
Paris, you have been too good to me. So good that I do not wanna leave you. But I've heard that all good things come to an end. This is not the end, though, I'm not done with you. It's just a break, not a 'goodbye' but a 'see you later'. Thank you for everything and all the wonderful people that have crossed my path here. To you I am forever grateful, without you this experience wouldn't have been the same, and without you I wouldn't be the person I am today. You know who you are. No one said, no one forgotten. Thank you.