For those of you heading to Paris for a month long trip or even a week. I would highly recommend creating an outline or guide to help you. My Paris Agenda was a way for me to stick to a plan and accomplish some of my goals without actually making a list to check off. If I failed on some of them that is okay. At least I tried. Others like the hunt for the best croissant made to be much easier than say reading at a café.
This wasn't a one-time thing for me if I would conclude anything from this month it would be that staying in Paris for a month is way better than a week. I know we don't all have that luxury. A lot of people have been asking how can I do this with work? I am a travel photographer and I have built my business around Paris. While I am living in Paris I am also working daily shooting new photos to put in my Etsy shop as well as content for the blog. It is very easy to work too much while I am in Paris.
If I had my wish I would come to Paris for at least a month a year. I will be back in Paris in September as some of you might know but that will be a much shorter trip. I am planning to be back next Spring for another month. Fingers crossed for better weather. At this point, there is no guarantee on what life will bring. I try to live each moment to the fullest and feel extremely grateful for the life I live.
So how did I do with My Paris Agenda?
MY PARIS AGENDA
1. Practice French Daily. I will be the first to admit I am so shy when it comes to speaking and practicing French. As long as you make an effort the french are really sweet and help you along. Also, I am meeting with Carrie Anne of French is Beautiful for a café lesson.
A friend of mine said this best in the beginning when it comes to English, "Don't worry about making mistakes. I don't know the past or the future but I live in the present and you still understand me" This was such a great point and helped me relax and not be so shy when it came to speaking.
2. There are tons of florists on every corner. Take advantage and always have fresh flowers in the apartment. Peony season is just beginning.
You may know already my peony budget went out the window! But can you blame me? I had a specific stand that I visited at the Bastille market twice and a week and it was amazing. The best way to take the flowers home with me back to the States are these photographs.