I'm going to Paris, France this summer! Around this time tomorrow I will be on my way.
I know that I've mentioned going to Paris in different posts here and there in the past few months. But since I'm leaving on Tuesday, I've decided to address it directly now so that you'll be clear on what it is that I'm doing. I'll be taking French classes for two weeks, and then starting in June I'll be working as an intern at an organization called Association La Métisse. La Métisse is a non-profit that helps develop and promote local artists, in addition to providing them with the support and resources they need to be successful. I don't know exactly where I come in, but I'll probably be doing administrative tasks and learning about how artist contracts are negotiated. Also, I'll be living with a host family during my stay in Paris.
I wish I could tell you that I'm excited about all this, but I'm actually very anxious and dread going. There's just so much more responsibility and expectations this time around. To tell the truth, I've never been more afraid to do something in my life.
As I did with my trip to Japan last year, I'll be writing almost daily on this blog about my adventures in Paris. I've decided to titled this series "Bread and Butter" as a reference to the well-known prayer that the little Parisian orphan girls in 'Madeline' would say, "We love our bread, we love our butter, but most of all, we love each other." If you can't contact me otherwise, this series will be the best way to keep up with me. Please look forward to it! And please pray for me as I try to get my nerves together.
Kindergarten dreams really do come true!