Some of my readers might already know that I'm leaving Paris this week to return to Blighty. It was a hard decision to move back but definitely one that I am excited about.
I'm going to miss Paris, of course! I have spent the last four years of my life living and working here but it is time for the next chapter in my adventure. Moving back to the UK is something I always knew I would do but I had no idea when. Now seems like the right time.
I'm ready to get my health under control. It's been hard to deal with my anxiety when I'm so far away from my family so this is a good step for me towards a happier, healthier life. I have plans to start some new exciting projects while I'm back and I have a few freelancing gigs on the go so this isn't the end of the blogging.
This will probably be the last post of the original More Natives style as I'm going to be updating the site and making it less Paris centric and more global. If you have a burning passion for your hometown/city then get in touch as I want to hear from you!
I'm immensely proud of everything I've accomplished in Paris. For one I've run this blog for 4 years! I never even imagined that I'd even make it past the one month mark so to be at this stage is astounding. Not only that, I have managed to fairly successfully rent apartments and sort out my own bills as well as get through some tough times. A pretty adult achievement which should not be sniffed at. I've met some incredible people and made some lifelong friends. My French has improved dramatically which was the only goal I really had when I made the decision to up sticks and take on Paris.
Moving to another country at the tender age of 18 was a crazy but magical experience. Moving back at the slightly less tender age of 22 seems equally mad but no less exciting. I'm looking forward to some new experiences and taking some time to get out of the rat race and enjoy my life for the wonderful gift that it is!