Sunday, January 31, 2010

It's my 100th post!

So this is my 100th post! I can't believe that I've been blogging for about 2 years now. I can't even remember when I started but it was when I first moved to France and I was feeling very lost and had a lot of anxiety about living here. Over time I finally settled in and realized how much I loved it here. As I was talking with some friends earlier, none of us would have ever thought that we'd be living in France 10 years from then. Looking back at myself in high school, I could have never imagined it. I have to be honest and say that I'm very happy with everything right now. I have everything that I could ever want: a great boyfriend, an adorable puppy, a nice apartment, a good job, good health. I realize that I'm very lucky. Even though teaching English was never my dream job, I'm happy with what I'm doing now. And I'm especially happy that I have time to do things that I want to do, which I probably wouldn't have if I was living in the US. I couldn't imagine working 40+ hours per week and having no time to relax to travel for a week or two at a time. It's possible of course but much more difficult.
I'm really happy that we decided to adopt a dog as well. Of course it's not easy but it's such a great feeling when he wants to be next to you and to give you lots of love and attention. My work schedule is the reason why we could adopt the dog. If I worked a normal schedule, it would have been difficult and probably not even possible. Thankfully France is a dog friendly country. Something, that the US is definitely not. I can't wait until the weather gets warmer and we can take trips around the region with the little guy. I love going hiking and discovering old ruins or historic areas. Guess I'll have to wait a few more months...


extonite said...

Hi Katie! Your dog is so cute! A puppy is almost like having a new baby. I am glad that he is starting to behave. Your Mom and Jamie were here this weekend and I think that she had nice time. We did lots of talking and I am sure that she enjoyed a change of scenery.It has been really cold here, but no snow at all in January. Cindy and Christy are both feeling well, and look like they each swollowed a basketball! Say hello to Christophe for me and I will try to be better about emailing. Love, Aunt Judy

au soleil levant said...

Happy 100 post! Here's to another hundred chronicling the life you're so happy with.

Sara Louise said...

Happy 100!
Life is funny, in high school if someone told me that I'd end up living in a small village in France I never would have believed them!
And congrats on your new puppy, we just got one two months ago and I love how I can bring him with me everywhere here.

Katie said...

@extonite - Thanks for the comment Aunt Judy! I'm so glad that my mom and bro got to spend the weekend with you! I can't wait to see the new babies!

@au soleil levant - Thanks so much. I hope that you are feeling better!

@Sara Louise - Life is funny right? What kind of puppy did you get? Isn't France so dog friendly? Lucky for us!