Sometimes, I catch myself wondering if I love Paris more than anywhere else in the world because it’s the only place where I’ve lived but never held a job. Adulting is hard, my friends – and this week, the work struggle has been real. After an expectedly busy week last week, I started this Monday feeling refreshed and ready to take a to-do list of a normal… let’s say realistic length. And then I got a call from my boss, asking if I could possibly come to Toronto for a presentation on Tuesday. That call came in Wednesday. My flight is booked for Monday. I’ll effectively be in the city for twenty-four hours of what will undoubtedly be solid work with a few short hours of sleep.
Naturally, there has been a lot preparatory work to do this week. My manageable days have been swallowed up by meetings and presentation reviews and case studies. And I won’t lie, it’s left for me longing for my Parisian life. The life wherein I woke up early because I wanted to, because sunrises are loveliest in Paris. The life where I could run errands in the middle of the day, after putting make-up on and doing my hair. (This week, the best I can say about my hair is that it’s clean. Which I guess is something, but it’s still less than ideal.) The life where I could dawdle over fresh flowers and choosing the perfect baguette.
…basically, the life that in no way resembles my current reality. Or any long term reality, really. I can live that Parisian life for three to six months here and there because I work so hard the rest of the time. But when I’m in the throes of working hard, sometimes it’s a lot easier to focus on how I wish my easy Parisian life could be permanent than consider what it would take to make that wish come true. Sometimes, I need to daydream about Parisian life because real life is temporarily not living up to my expectations.
The good news is, it’s Friday! Which means I have an excuse to temporarily stop thinking about work… although whether I actually will remains to be seen, since I am still me. Happy weekend! May it be restful and relaxing for you all.
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