The Au Pair Project

I'm a 20-something Californian with a pinch of Cajun and a love affair with France. I've embraced the facts that life is short, good friends are invaluable and everything taste better with Heinz57. Once upon a January 2010 ago, I decided to use the Quarter Life Crisis Excuse and gave up my comfortable California life for some adventure; for my infatuation with travel; for a year abroad in a country that welcomes baguettes, cheese and Nutella; I left for France. But here's the catch: Without French citizenship, a French husband, a French job offer or being monetarily wealthy, my options for living in France were limited. Cue the calling for Au Pairs. I envisioned Mary Poppins, afternoons in the park and the comeback of High Buttoned Black Boots. And it's well, nothing like that at all. I'm trying to summon a little resilience, maintain my balance and practice a bit of patience in my new job: caring for French children. When that doesn't work, we'll open a bottle of Bordeaux.

Blog language: English

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US American US American expat living in Lyon

  • Gender: Female
  • Birthday: 20-09-84
  • Move: Usa  France
  • Interest: Travel, french, dance, jogging, being active, being awesome, learning
  • About me: I like long walks on the beach and romantic dinners by candle light---oh wait, wrong website. Let's start over. I like jogs on the beaches of California but for the last year, I've given that up to live in France. Full time Au Pair, part time Freelance Writer and if there's time leftover,superhero. Flan and crepes are the best things that France ever invented. End of story. Passion, laughter and lip gloss are a must. Ignorance can be left at the door. I'm allergic to all things that I don't like. My goal? Live with intention; live with grace. Continue to travel, to experience, to admire beauty and encounter new cultures. Achieve balance and practice patience. Be fortuitous, act mindfully and stay in the present. Maintain my dreams; live with passion and to follow that passion. Love; love fully. Pause and reflect. Recognize and release. Take deep breaths. Take my time. Confident but humbled. Headstrong. Be assertive with compassion. Be swept off my feet. Be a good friend and a good person. Enjoy life, people a


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