I am a Colorado mountain girl voluntarily and very happily transplanted to the City of Light for three of the last five years. A trailing spouse and maman to two gorgeous girls, I fell head over heels in love with France. But by our last year in Paris the rose tint had begun to fade, and even though j’adore(d) toujours la belle France and the Frenchie’s mode de vie, it wasn’t always the easiest place in the world to live.
I started this blog during the last 365-days we lived in Paris as a way to share and count my blessings, and to make sure I appreciated every single day of the final year in the complicated country I was lucky enough to call home.
Then, zut alors, the day finally came in September 2015 when we had to pack up our things and make the move back to the USA.
Since then, I have missed my life and friends in France tremendously and have had a hard time staying away. I am currently trying to ground myself in small-town Golden, Colorado while keeping one foot, or at least one toe, in Paris. It is challenging to maintain a dual life, but I think, worth it.
So, I have added a “+” to my original blog title and will continue to write, photograph, and learn about France. While the majority of my time finds me planted in the Wild West where I am trying to find the the good and the French in Colorado, I am still fortunate enough to make my way back to France now and again.
Thank you for following along with me on my binational journey. I hope you will learn to love France as much as I do.