04 August 2011

One Year Ago & My Latest Challenge

Approximately one year ago, newly wed Brandon and I were sadly bidding Paris "au revoir!" Paris was a city that I had dreamed of visiting ever since I can remember, and our visit there not only fulfilled my expectations, but overwhelmingly exceeded them. Nowhere but California could ever truly feel like home to me, but if souls have homes, then mine most definitely resides in Paris!

Photobucket
Photobucket
Photobucket
Photobucket
Photobucket
All photos by moi

On the last night of our honeymoon, we made a plan to return for our tenth wedding anniversary; yet, somehow I have not given up hope that we will meet again in between now and then! ;)  In preparation for our future visits I have taken on the challenge of learning to speak French! Brandon bought me Rosetta Stone: French for my birthday, which I have found not only to be effective, but refreshingly simple and fun! Since I am a pretty passionate person, I tend to dive into a new hobby full force only to give it up once the initial obsession and enthusiasm subsides.  But this time I vow: I will not quit until I can say I am fluent!  And on our next visit to Paris, whenever that may be, I hope to impress with my practically Parisian accent, rather than make the ice cream vendors laugh at my mispronunciation of chocolat (like last time!)

Photobucket

5 comments:

  1. Wow, that's definitely a huge challenge! Moving to LA has helped me brush up on my high school Spanish a teensy bit, but I wish I could speak more!

    ReplyDelete
  2. Wow, you are such a nerd! I miss you so much! haha! Can't wait for you to move back here so we can collect new obsessions together. I think we have a similar spontaneous issue with obsessions. lol!

    ReplyDelete
  3. Looking forward to hearing how the Rosetta Stone works for you. I have the Spanish "class" and agree it's simple and fun but my "attendance" has been poor.

    Great Paris pics too. I hope to visit one day.

    ReplyDelete
  4. You are so lucky to have gone to paris! I actually have a favor to ask of you. If you could give me an email. Thanks!!!

    ReplyDelete
  5. Kira: That's funny, your move to LA is almost the exact opposite of the move I made. California definitely exposes you to some Spanish. That's the language I took in high school and college!

    Cassie: Haha, I miss you too! And agreed on all points.

    Laura: I fell you. Thoroughly learning a new language is definitely a commitment. I visited California for a bit this summer, and didn't do one French lesson the whole time I was there! Oops.

    Sandytoesbride: I definitely feel lucky to have visited Paris! And good luck on that contest! ;)

    ReplyDelete

Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...