An American woman married to a Frenchman talks about her new life in Paris and the challenges of learning a new language and adjusting to everyday life, both as a foreigner and as a newlywed.
Saturday, June 27, 2009
samedi part 1
We took the Metro down close to the Louvre today and had a walk back home. Here you will see a statue with a bird on its head, an old shopping arcade, us, me in front of a fountain I liked, and me eating. I think my feet are even bigger if that's possible.
I grew up in Delaware and had your average American upbringing. A few years ago a boy from France wrote to me on Myspace because we both liked the band Yo La Tengo. The rest is history. We wrote a bit back and forth, then more and more, then talked on the phone, then met and were engaged after a week together, and a year later we were married! I have never been happier, and now our life together is just beginning...I'm moving to Paris to be with him. My French is not too good yet, and I will have many adventures, I'm sure. I'd like to share them with you if you're interested! I am a podcast nerd, I like making collages and my own Christmas cards, I love cooking and museums and shopping in outdoor markets, I love cats and long walks.