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Thursday, September 27, 2012

It Was All A Dream: Le Marais

Christian suggested I share my adventures on Will Work for Trips. I'm a thirty-something blog abandoner who likes to share her unflinchingly honest troubles and triumphs and I just happen to be taking a month-long jaunt for Paris in less than two weeks. I plan to write about my adventures, the people I meet, and my success and failures as I go. I'm going to live like a Parisian boheme and thought you might enjoy watching! Here's my story:

I'm about to realize a dream. I'm going to Paris. Visiting for an entire month. I've saved no money. Made no real plans. I'm just following my travel bud and getting on a plane. I remember the night Lyneka told me she was going to give up her address for a few months to travel. I didn't think she sounded crazy at all. It sounded exhilarating and I wondered how could I do something like that?

Every now and then I like to challenge myself by doing something a little bit out of the ordinary and slightly difficult for me. I've ridden my bike 100 miles across the five boroughs, canvassed the city for homeless people in the wee hours of the morning, and I've even taken a trip on the subway in my underwear in the thick of winter. A month ago, Lyneka posted a comment suggesting that we could take a month long jaunt to Paris and stay in one of the most loveliest apartments I've ever seen on the apartment sharing site, Airbnb. The idea dazzled me. I had the time and I didn't have any excuses not to go.

Over the past three months, I've been trying to fit myself into a job function, job title and failing. I don't know what I want to do and I'm just going to be ok with that. I haven't shared a post in very long time and this trip is the ultimate cure for writer's block (I hope). In the upcoming weeks, I'm going to experiment with creating from where I and with what I have and without knowing where I'm going. I'm going to pay attention to the present and when opportunities occur which I'm unsure I'm going to say "yes" instead of "no." I'm going to have an entire month off from being concerned about not knowing what I want and see what happens. I'm about to make the City of Lights my giant writing workshop. And, even better I'm going to experiment with living in Paris for a month for less than you do at home. (Because I am broke.) Lyneka and I are about to become two little travel bugs, sharing our stories, adventures, tips, and secrets, from Paris, the literary capital. You can discover what she sees, eats, smells, hears and photographs on her blog, "From Paris to Brooklyn: Discovery, Wine and Dining"

In my true introspective fashion, I'm taking a deep breath and putting faith that this adventure is for my good and it will all work out in the end. Come along on our journeys! 

                                                                                                         - Frantzie

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