Once upon a time, I decided that France must be the perfect, beautiful place to live. I was seven then. Ever since, I’d planned to someday make my way to France to perfect my French language, drink champagne all night long, eat macarons and learn how the French do things (to put it shortly). I wanted to be a part of that.
And then my dream came true.
This is my Erasmus/how-I’m-doing-in-France/culture-shock blog. It’s about learning new things and learning how things are done in France from an outsider’s perspective (I mean I’m from Scandinavia, we’re known to need our personal space and for being quiet). It’s about doing exactly what I want to do with my life. And it’s also about learning to finally speak French! (I’ve been working on that for over half a decade…)
I wanted to create a place where I could share my Erasmus experience and to be able to come back to it anytime I wanted to. Hopefully I’ll learn lots and hopefully I can share all of that with you.
To briefly explain who I am, I can summarize that I’ve lived abroad about half my life (so I’m not the epitome of Finnishness). In India, I lived for three years and in a city called Nashik and in the US, I lived in the suburbs of Houston, Texas.
I’m very friendly, loud, I laugh and smile a lot. I definitely love warm weather, I like to read and write, to practice yoga, to lift heavy weights at the gym and I’m the girl who is definitely free to dog- or cat-sit (or any other animal-sit) anytime. I love traveling, cute cafés (Finnish people are the global leaders in drinking the most coffee) and scrolling through Pinterest.