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.
Wednesday, June 24, 2009
some photos from my walks
We have had some really great weather lately, and a couple days ago I took a walk down to Notre Dame and listened to a Rick Steves podcast I have about it. I watched tourists get tricked into giving money to panhandlers and felt a little bad for them because I can always see it coming now.
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.