February 26, 2013
Je Suis Contente
It's not always easy to find the "right" place to live, a place that makes you happy.
Every place has its highs and lows, its advantages and disadvantages, and it can be difficult to find a good, comfortable fit.
This morning I was performing the mundane task of hanging our laundry up to dry and it struck me, especially after just having spent 3½ weeks in the US and with our 10 year anniversary of moving here coming up at the end of March, that I'm still really, really in love with France. I am happy here. I have found the right place.
No, I'm not merely seeing France through rose colored glasses. Believe me, I am firmly grounded in reality.
And all the frustration of bureaucracy, hit and miss customer service and job hunting over the years mean nothing when compared to the beauty, the deliciousness, the friendships, the cheese, the passion, the markets, les fêtes, the landscapes, the meals and the joy that I've experienced since we arrived.
France just suits me.
Je suis contente. Très contente.
Have you found your right place?