wow. wow wow wow. my new Parisian life is beginning to form. my apartment won’t be ready until next weekend, so i still haven’t had any alone time or a weekend off, but today i got out with my au pair family for a bit and it was magical. this week i’ve been to the boulangerie, fromagerie, butcher, and flower boutique on the corner. i can understand the convenience of target and shopping malls, but these stores are truly specialized and unique.
we went to a nearby park today and there was a carnival. the eiffel tower set the backdrop and at first i thought it was fake! (a model for the carnival. ha!) then i realized it wasn’t. wowowow.
around the carnival was a beautiful lake (with dozens of people rowing boats!) and on a small island was an awesome-looking restaurant that one can only get to by boat (dance music playing and such a beautiful atmosphere)
it’s called The Chalet des Iles, my family said we will go there one day and i truly hope so. there’s not many cool places like that in the states! with the carnival and the boats and the people riding bikes and walking their dogs and enjoying the atmosphere, it was truly magical. even last night, i saw the moon from my window and a big fluffy cloud was passing quickly under it, and it looked like something only pixar could create.
paris is a world of wonder.
autumn is beginning to set in because on my morning walk to the market today, leaves were falling and there was a slight chill within the air.
i wish i could hold onto a paris summer, but i will experience it before i leave. i have a feeling this might be the shortest and longest year of my life. with one week down, that’s exactly how it’s felt.
i’m already learning so much about family and children, about the french language and culture (the manors!!!! oh my!!!) and about myself.
i wish you were here.
more later on (and hopefully more often once i have my apartment, aka chateau hahaha)
today, i want to tell the world this…
life is good.
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