Guysssss….. I’m going to Paris next month.
If you’ve been following here for a while, you know that it’s been a major dream of mine, but I just haven’t been able to make it work. Even though I’ve had my eyes set on Paris, it’s also made me extremely nervous. Whenever I’ve traveled to new countries, I’ve always been with someone else who knew it better, or who was better at “leading the way.” I went on an eighth-grade field trip to Italy, and our teachers planned the whole thing. I’ve been to London a couple of times, and they’ve all been with groups of people. I think I’ve just been waiting for an opportunity to pop up so I could go under someone else’s wing and not have to worry about the details as you do when you travel alone. But I decided that I shouldn’t sit around waiting (and dreaming) anymore.
I put Paris on my “wanderlust” list for the year and frankly assumed I’d never be brave enough actually to go. But, I’ve decided that while I know I’ll never be a great traveler let alone a non-anxious traveler, I can learn how to lean into my fear more and just deal with it. (Easier said than done, but I’ll keep you posted, haha. I’ve already started daily positive thinking in preparation.)
I borrowed this photo from my French twin, Daphne! I’m so excited to meet up with her again in Paris… and I’ve already been poring over her recommendations! Check out her blog, and you’ll be booking a trip to Paris too!!
I’d LOVE to hear your recommendations if you’ve been! I have a hotel booked, but otherwise, I’m completely flexible on schedule and itinerary! I want to hear it all. Cafes, photo ops, best museums. Apps I need to download, books I need to read, websites I should check out. Everything!!! You guys always have the best recommendations for traveling.
I’m already counting down the days…