Today marks one month in Paris. I woke up feeling mixed emotions. Perhaps because since I got here or even before I have been working non-stop.
I remember telling my friends, including myself prior to my move, I’m moving to Europe so I can slow down a bit, not work 16 hour days. Here they call my go-getter vibe “the American way”. Oh you’re so American (actually Canadian). My friend Evie from London reminded me to reflect on the past month, and take in the fact that I actually made the move. It takes guts to make any kind of change. So perhaps today, right now I’ll sit down and acknowledge that I am following my heart and my dreams.
What this past month has taught me
- There is no problem! Seems to be the famous line I hear from every Parisian. Perhaps it’s my North American workaholic stress case mentality but I could use this attitude. When a client doesn’t pay on time or life is not going as planned I need to remind myself with a heavy french accent “Relax, there’s no problem!”
- Do life on your own terms. Live where you want to live. Drink what you want to drink.
- Listen to your heart.
- Focus on the good. Make a list of things that are going well, instead of the one thing that is not going as planned.
- Speak up. Say what’s on your heart or mind.
- Don’t waste your life living someone else’s dream.
- Trust that everything is going to work out. The universe has your back!
- Do the work, then let go!
“I hope you will go out and let stories, that is life, happen to you, and that you will work with these stories… water them with your blood and tears and your laughter till they bloom, till you yourself burst into bloom.” Women who Run with the Wolves
Photos by Kai He from Fashion News Live