Bonjour! I’m Faye, a 21 year old who’s currently on her year abroad in Paris. I originally started this blog as a kind of diary to keep friends and family updated when I au paired in France during summer 2014, and it turned out I rather enjoyed writing about my life. I re-started the blog when I came on my year abroad, and decided I wanted it to be a bit more than just a monotonous diary recounting every little thing I’ve done.
I will try and keep it to the highlights of my year abroad, such as places I’ve travelled and the best things that I’ve done. I will also try to give you an insight into the roller coaster of emotions that us ‘cultured linguists’ experience on our ‘paid for vacation’ (LOL) and convey some truth about the whole experience. But then I also want it to be a bit more than that – perhaps give you some hints and tips on how to survive life in an anonymous city, or how to keep up with day to day things like health and fitness in a completely new environment, or how to make friends in a place where nobody wants to make friends. And, if you’re another student on their YA, I hope I give you a little comfort in that you’re not alone in whatever you’re feeling, despite what our Instagram pages may say.
So, navigate your way around and, please, don’t take me too seriously!