Friends and family often ask me about the cost of living in France and how expensive things are here. Are France prices expensive? Overall, I’d say yes. Most things cost more here than they do in the United States — and I’m saying that about life in the country, not Paris. Luckily right now, the Euro isn’t super strong, so things aren’t as bad as they could be for us Americans. I’m taking advantage of this and stashing money under my mattress. Don’t tell anyone.
How much does it cost to live in France?
What do I mean by that and how does it relate to living in France?
Why start a new blog? For a couple of reasons:
- Since 2009 when I started blogging, my life has changed a lot! I moved back to the U.S., got married, moved back to France and more. Starting up a new blog seemed to be right in line with this new chapter in my life.
- I really enjoy blogging and wanted to get back to it.
- I wanted a new place to share my life with friends and family.
- To sharpen my WordPress skills. Not as easy as it looks!
- Why not?
This blog is something I can be proud of, something to ground me, an outlet, a place to connect, a sounding board, and most of all, something fun! Maybe I wanted to prove to myself that I could actually DO this and gain loyal readers that have a genuine interest in what I have to say. Or maybe it’s because I want some sort of validation that I don’t get from the work I do in my day job. Or maybe it’s just because I wanted to embark on a new project – something fun and exciting that allows me to share my life with all of you. Whatever the reason(s), know that Oui In France is something I believe in and believing in yourself is half the battle in life…