I’m so excited! I set a financial goal way back when I was still in school (Dec. of 2011). It wasn’t completely arbitrary, but I knew it was going to be a super important milestone for myself. While still in school, it was more of me trying to build up some of my company. And then once I entered the Real World, it seriously turned into a strategic game of cash in and cash out.
This meant buckling down, organizing a budget, committing to a set percentage of savings, and continuing to work really hard so that every month I was making more than the previous.
Over Christmas break, I could feel that I was seriously narrowing in on that goal and began planning what I would do to celebrate. At this point, I am frankly super proud of myself to really committing to both working hard and sticking to a conservative budget.
Part of me just wants to allot myself money to, well, shop…. I mean, that Prada bag is still haunting me. But I realized that I’d rather do something more meaningful and more experiential than just splurge on one item. And so…
I’M GOING TO PARIS.
I mean, right? That seems like such a logical next step in my life. I really tried getting to Paris during 2012, but it didn’t happen due to school, crazy obligations, and just plain ole poor timing. (I even created an entire board on Pinterest dedicated to the city!) However, I’m making it happen this summer. IT IS HAPPENING.
“Paris is my favorite place in the world. I’ve never been there, at all… but I wanna live there, even though I’ve never been.” – Elle Fanning
I think Elle got it right. I’ve never been and maybe I’ve completely overly romanticized the city, but I must know. I have to go.
Naturally, I need your help here. I want to read as many books and watch as many movies as possible that take place in Paris! So definitely give me your suggestions!
If you’ve been to the city, I’d also like to know your favorite places. The must-sees, the places I’ve never heard of, and attractions that are amazing. (If you’ve never been, let me know where you would want to go the most!)
This is big. I am looking into everything right now in preparation for the summer trip and I’m seriously already counting down the days. (And planning my wardrobe, obviously.)
PS I can’t even tell you how excited I am!!!