Friday, August 12, 2011

France: My Fears

I have already prepared myself for the fact that I am going to have some sort of culture shock/ loneliness after the initial excitement settles down.  That being said, I do have some pretty real fears:
  • Fear of people forgetting about us - I know that sounds really odd, but I have always loved being in the know, perfect attendance at every event - birthday/ graduation/ baby shower/ wedding - and that is just not going to be in the cards after we move due to finances and logistics.  I think my fear is missing out so much that when we move back someday, everyone will have moved on and people will have taken our place.  (BUT I fully realize that is just my insecurity)
  • Fear of not making new friends - I can make friends with a wall.  But that wall speaks English in my imagination.  SO, I just hope I can get familiar enough with French to where people can get to know me and my personality rather than the American girl who fumbles over her French. 
  • Fear of the unknown - I have never lived far away, much less in a foreign country.  I am such a planner and organizer, that the unknown overwhelms me, but I am trying my hardest to channel that into excitement.

How you can help? Keep me updated on your lives!!! This blog thing is a great outlet for me, but it is very one-sided. I would love to receive updates via email whenever you have a few extra minutes... and of course, I will be actively on Twitter & Facebook and all that jazz to stalk you guys!  

This time... next week... I shall be in France! (pinching myself!) 


  1. I can't believe it! Tuesday I will begin counting the days until I land in Paris in December! XOXO, Mom

  2. Who could ever forget YOU? Do not be mistaken- you are absolutely one-of-a-kind, admirably unique, contagiously giddy, UNFORGETTABLE. Looking forward to living through you in a few short days. :) xo



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