Tuesday, August 19, 2008

About the Blog

So after several years of stalking other people's blogs I've finally decided to write my own.  When I came home from studying abroad in France in 2005, I couldn't get the country out of my head.  I read French books, watched French movies, and found a way to experience the French "life" while still residing in the USA...by reading ex-pat blogs.  Seeing France through the eyes of others gave me an even stronger desire to come back and like many Francophiles, I decided to return to France to work as an English language assistant.  In 2006 I moved to Paris to teach English in two French primary schools and it wasn't long after that I met my (now) French husband.  So here I am, still living in Paris and (still) an ex-pat blog addict.  Only this time I read because I can relate to the challenges of living in a foreign country: getting my Carte de Séjour, the infamous topless medical visit, attempting to find a job that doesn't involve teaching English, trying to find a Paris apartment, etc.  I find comfort in knowing that I'm not the only one, that there are others in similar situations, that we can rant together!  Voilà.

7 comments:

misplaced texan said...

Hey, I know you! So, you finally broke down and did it? It'll be cool to get your perspective on things that we're both going through right now. Rant away!
(Oh, and, it'll also be a good place to share you wedding pics, too!)

L said...

Welcome to the blogosphere!

Samantha said...

yay!! welcome to the club!

Crystal said...

hi emily! welcome to blogger land! It's funny how most ex-pats blogs are a mix of 50% love for France and 50% "what the eff was I thinking / what the eff is wrong with this country?" lol...anyway, keep up the blogging and best of luck in the new apartment!!

mmmMike said...

Wow, I really enjoyed reading about your adventures. I thought I was the only one who couldn't get French and France out of my mind since I first went to Paris so many years ago...and I'm a 48 year old guy in Chicago! Imagine if all those other people at the crowed gym I go to only knew that I was listening to Europe1 every morning for at least an hour...Kind of my dirty little secret.

Frou Frou said...

your wedding pics are amazing!!!:)

Emily Marie said...

Thanks!