When it comes to inspiration, I’ve always looked to other cultures and cities to find it. Sometimes I forget that not everyone lives in the same bubble as me, and being able to snap out that is always a breath of fresh air. What does someone in Asia consider trendy right now? What’s the daily routine of a girl like me in rural Sweden? I find it fascinating to investigate what makes someone on the other side of the world tick. Back in my junior year of college, I was lucky to have the opportunity to fully immerse myself in a different culture. I studied abroad in Paris for a month and became completely enamored with the culture, the city and the people that lived in it.
French sayings, like the one on this J.Crew sweatshirt I’m wearing, feel a bit cliché these days since everywhere you look there’s je t’aime this or bonjour that. But for me, these French-themed shirts and iPhone cases and god knows what else always spark my memory of my trip. From the local boulangerie that I would visit every morning before class, to the day I visited Versailles and my feet were completely numb, but I didn’t even notice because I was too busy being entranced by King Louis XIV’s ornate sleeping chambers. And when I tried escargot for the first time (and loved it).
Someday I hope to make a visit back to the City of Light and explore the sights that didn’t make it into my first trip. Until then, I’ll be practicing my French and so will my shirts. If you could live in any country for a month, which one would you choose?
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