Wednesday, April 24, 2013

Becoming an Ex-Expat

A year ago today i was waking up in America for the first time in 3 months.
My trip to Europe was officially over.

I was no longer able to walk down to Glacière metro station,
and hop on the metro to go over to the Eiffel Tower.

We saw the eiffel tower so much that we joked it was becoming Blasé...
I didn't realize how much i would truly miss seeing it so often.
I'd do anything to walk under it's shadow again.

I remember the first week i was home,
I was a mess, sleeping all the time, eating after midnight.
My body was not letting me adjust back to USA standards.

I remember being sad that it was over,
but excited to be back home and get back into a routine.
Soon that routine became Blasé and i was missing Paris desperately.
I still am.

It became my second home, the only other place i've ever lived.
And i truly love it with all my heart.

My wish for everyone would be,
that you could experience Paris at some point in your life.

I love this quote so much and it really just sums it up.

You can find this painting here 

So for now i will just focus on getting back to Paris next spring :)
I'm showing my video in Chapel on thursday, i'll post it on here as soon as i can!
Hopefully it's a BIG BIG recruiting week!!! 

ALSO...this has nothing to do with traveling...
I'm doing the 30 day squat challenge...and it's KILLER!!!!
It makes me cry!!!!!
getting ready for day 3 tomorrow ;) 
i'm a wimpy baby!!!



  1. Hey Em have you read A Moveable Feast by Hemingway yet? It was one of my favourites growing up in Italy back in high school. I definitely recommend it. I reread that book often. x

    “If you are lucky enough to have lived in Paris as a young man, then wherever you go for the rest of your life, it stays with you, for Paris is a moveable feast.”
    ― Ernest Hemingway, A Moveable Feast

    Bonnie Rose | a compass rose

    1. I haven't but i'm definitely adding it to the list ;) Thanks Bonnie!!! :)

  2. HI! :) I love your blog!

    I went on a trip to Paris when I was 16 only for a week and I still miss it so much too! I've been craving Macarons for the past 8 years since I had I hope to go back someday.

    And I'm on day 24 of the squat challenge, and it gets easier. I still can't believe I did 190 squats yesterday!! O__O

    1. Aww girl, i know what you're feeling!!!! Hopefully we will both make it back one day!! :)

      seriously, i'm so impressed, like day 3 and 60 squats killed me, but i'm glad it gets easier haha :)

  3. oye so not ready to leave this spanish life in 3 months but also kidna excited for what's ahead

    1. Yea it's like bitter sweet because you got the experience but you're excited to see whats next. It will always be with you though, for the rest of your life! :)

  4. I really enjoyed this post. My time studying abroad is quickly coming to an end and it was interesting to think about what coming home will be like for me.

    Haha I am doing something of a squat challenge myself... a girl who does YouTube videos on her channel Blogilates has a squate challenge to "Call Me Maybe", it is super fun but just about kills me every time too lol.