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.
Sunday, August 16, 2009
Eiffel Tower picnic
Here are photos from Sarah's and my picnic in front of the Eiffel Tower. The cheese lady was great; I successfully carried on a simple conversation in French with her about the best cheese possibilities for a picnic, and felt very accomplished afterwards.
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.