Thursday, August 30, 2007

Dear Mom, Blame Sassy

When I was a teenager I remember reading an article in Sassy magazine (yes I'm dating myself) about American expatriates and from what I can recall about the article the expatriates weren't living in the most glamorous of countries. However, Sassy magazine had this uncanny ability to pique my interest in a variety of topics on a monthly basis and even though I had no idea what the word meant at the time I was instantly intrigued by the concept of expatriating.

I couldn't tell you why the article resonated with me the way it but I guess it spoke to something deep seated in my subconsciousness or perhaps spoke to my search for belonging as weird as that may sound. Maybe it was fate that I read that article or maybe it was sheer coincidence but what I do know is that I'm absolutely thrilled that 17 years later (wow) I'm going to have the opportunity to fulfill my dream of expatriating.


Farfallina - Roam 2 Rome said...

Yes, that's probably the first thing that comes to mind when someone first hears about expats... why go there? it's better here.

It's not about moving for wealth! It's all about the life experience!

Cute title, nice post :)

joy suzanne said...

Oh god, Sassy Magazine! I loved it, too.

All the best to you. Paris is so wonderful and you're going to have the time of your life...

LivInCA said...

I love Paris, I miss Paris, I think about Paris every day. Hello! I did the assistantship '05-'06, 4 hours from Paris. I spent 5 months in Paris afterwards, putting the final touch on my French studies (and my mom lives there, how convenient).

Oh My God. I'm so jealous of you. Have a WONDERFUL time. I left Paris last September and it's been almost 1 year. I think about it every single day. Enjoy the hell out of it. I'll be by to read your musings on life in the city of lights.

Penny said...

Hello, I've just found your blog! I'm a newbie expat Aussie living in the Haute-Savoie and so far I'm loving it. Good luck with your move - I look forward to reading about your adventures


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