I have a dream.
I’ve had this dream for quite some time now.
My dream is to live in France for a minimum of 6 months, but would prefer a year if I can swing it.
I’ve had a love affair with France ever since the first time I visited, back in 1996. I’ve been back a few times and each time I love it all the more. I enjoy the people, relish the culture and feel more artistic when I’m there.
I have set a goal: Move to France by March 2013.
This may seem like a long time off, but I think it’s realistic. There is a few things I need to do to prepare for the move.
First, I need to brush up on my French. (Hello Rosetta Stone!)
Second, I need to figure out how to finance this 6 month to 1 year sabbatical. (PayPal donations?!? – LOL)
Third, research and work out the details of the move, i.e., extended stay visa, a place to live, part-time work, etc., etc.
Fourth, put my belongings in storage and get on the plane!
I’m sure I will add to this list along the way, as I learn more about making an International move, but for now it’s a starting point. If you have any experiences you’d like to share, suggestions or advice, I’d love to hear (read) it. I will be documenting my journey as I prepare for and embark upon this new adventure; for all the details and updates, please see my new blog The France Project at: http://thefranceproject.wordpress.com/
Until next time, Merci and au revoir !