Today I realized my long-term goal of visiting France. I actually struggled through 5 years of French between high school and college with the dream of coming to this culinary utopia and experiencing their joie de vie. But, that was many years ago…I got distracted, things happened and France did not.
22 years is a very long time to pine for a dream. It can be so disappointing when you long for something long-term and the reality of accomplishing it is less than your expectations. It almost seems you would be better off unfulfilled instead of disappointed.
But I have wonderful news…Paris has not disappointed me at all yet. The food is spectacular, the people ARE friendly, and walking the streets and entering buildings that are so much older than the new world I live in is incredibly humbling and beautiful.