April 10, 2011

Should You Move to France?

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Every spring I get dozens of emails from France lovers around the world who are looking for an answer to the question, "Should I move to France?".

Although I have reservations about making life changing decisions for complete strangers, if I was forced to answer that question then I would have to say that the answer is a resounding yes!

But hold on a second...before you get too excited, please keep reading.

Yes, you should move to France, if...

You are looking for a new life adventure...
You like small appliances, houses, apartments, cars, etc.,...
You appreciate beauty... 
You have a good brownie, cake or cookie recipe and have no qualms about bribing the powers that be with treats...
You consider waiting in line an enjoyable experience...
You love using a photocopier...
You like trying new and interesting food...
You enjoy a more relaxed pace of life...
You don't mind closed schools and post offices and no planes or trains due to frequent strikes...
You are relaxed about raw food handling practices at the boucherie, charcuterie and poissonnerie...
You don't get fidgety during 3+ hour long meals...
You have an intimate sense of personal space...
You enjoy paperwork and bureaucracy...
You consider Catch-22 type situations a challenge rather than a frustration...
You appreciate music, art and fabulous food...
You are tenacious and resourceful...
You aren't trying to run away from something in your current life that will inevitably follow you to your new life...

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Still not sure? Why not take David Lebovitz's quiz.


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