Wednesday, March 5, 2008

Big Sister Blabber Mouth Spilled The Beans

So my big sister whom will henceforth be referred to as Blabbermouth has spilled the beans to my Maternal Unit that I'm considering staying in Paris for an undetermined amount of time after my contract expires. The thing is, subconsciously I knew that by telling Blabbermouth the news would eventually make it way to the Maternal Unit because that's just how things work out in my family. Now that I think about it I told my sister because I wanted her to do my dirty work for me.

So, now that I have decided that I want to stay in Paris it's going to be an uphill battle trying to figure out a way to do so and to earn a living. Last month, I was actually offered a job as Project Manager for a small consulting firm here in Paris but I turned it down. I'm kind of kicking myself now for turning it down but I had my reasons and at the end of the day I'm sure it was the right decision for me at the time. One of the reasons why I turned the job down is because I'm currently focused on getting all of my ducks in a row to go back to school. Finding the self discipline to study and fill out applications.

So there you have it universe my intentions in writing for the world to read and to hold me accountable to.


Anonymous said...

I've been reading about your adventure in Paris for quite some time now. I have much in common with you, I am a 30 something from Atlanta, GA who packed her bags up and moved to Brussels in Sept. 06.
I first came here with a student visa to study for my master. Now the master is almost done and I don't want to go back to the US. I've looking for a full-time job so I totally understand where you're coming from.
Good luck and I wish you all the best with your new endeavors. BTW, great blog!

L'Étrangère Americaine said...

Thanks for reading my blog I really appreciate it.
Best of luck finishing up your masters and figuring out where life will take you next ;)

Leah said...

I'm also trying to stay and don't have anything concrete at all, so I toooootally hear ya. Here's wishing you lots of luck!

L'Étrangère Americaine said...

Leah best of luck figuring it out. If you have any tips please be sure to pass them my way.

The Franco Fille said...

Good luck! You're already there, so that's a start. I had an opportunity to teach and turned it down. Now, I'm feeling trapped in the US. I don't want to be 50 before I decide to finally move to Paris. You will find something.