As much as I love America and living here and the people surrounding us, I am looking forward to heading "home." And in our situation, home truly is where the heart is.
|Little photo shoot near our house in France|
Today I am going to share a post I had over at Brittany's blog (Naturally Estes). It is a bit about why I love living in France. I have talked about the things that are hard about our lifestyle before, but there is most definitely some good. And quite honestly, I think that there are a few Americans, believe it or not, that could maybe learn a thing or two from the Frenchies... I know crazy, but hear me out.
1.) Sloooow down people! I am from California, so I am not sure how true this is the rest of America, but everyone is always in a hurry! For what people? Take your time, visit your grandma, take a walk. Yes, a walk. Walk somewhere!
|Talking our son Tae to school|
2.) Enjoy your food. And no, not McDonalds. The French take a 2 hour lunch break everyday. They sit there and enjoy their meals and enjoy people's company. It is refreshing. And apparently, healthier!
|Having lunch with friends in Switzerland|
3.) Take a vacation! Our friends in France were shocked to hear that we only have two weeks a year to take vacation. He had, get this... SIX weeks. I know we can't do anything about getting more weeks, but if you get a chance, take a vaca!
|Shakespeare & Company in Paris. If you're ever in Paris, go here. It's lovely|
4.) There is life beyond the border... Don't get me wrong, I love America. I want to be here when we are done. But so many people have never left the country and cannot understand that something in a different culture might be good, if not better, sometimes. Imagine that!
|Annecy. Another must-see in France.|
|Farmer's Market in Switzerland|
Well I have been living in France for 4 years now on and off and I love it. It isn't always easy, of course, like any lifestyle, but I would have to say it is one of the best experiences of my life. It takes some adjusting when we return to the states. If you would like to read more about my life in France, click here. I have also written some about living in France in general.