One thing my sister made me promise her when I moved from the United States to France was to every now and then take her along with me on little trips and basic errands around the city (via Instagram or FaceTime), so she can see and hear what I see and hear, … ultimately so we don't feel very far away from each other. Being able to do this has helped me tremendously, and at the end of the day, however enthralled and excited I am about living in and experiencing Paris, it is always multiplied when I get to share it...
Odd thing is my family was still in suitcases up until a few days ago, so a huge part of me can't yet shake the feeling that we're just about to finish our vacation then head back to the States. I'm still (and likely always will be) playing tourist and snapping photos - and in utter disbelief that this is my new home and that my days visiting, exploring and lingering are not in fact numbered. It takes me a moment to grasp the reality of this,... even as I write it here.
I do miss many many things about the US, but for now Paris is home. Paris is home! And I intend to savor the slices in each moment of every day... and to share as much as possible.
This set of Instagram shots is from the last couple of months, as Paris awakened to Spring and my palette awakened to the extraordinary variety of delicious French breads and cheeses :)