I am a girl with geography.
My parents have been in South Korea for more than a decade, my best friends are scattered across Paris, Vienna, Rome, Dubaï and Ljubljana. Louveteau, with his own collection of passports and geographies, is based in Geneva (according to the legend, at least).
I have left to live my dream and changed five countries of residence over the last nine years (cities geotags sum up to St Petersburg – Helsinki – London – Paris – Fonty – Munich), stayed for two months in Gothenburg, Istanbul, Copenhagen and a small city next to Busan, walked the streets of 44 countries, learnt a lot of from it, flew many times around the world, to finally settle in Paris.
And I often think that my life is normal, yes.
At the end of last year I turned thirty three, and more often than not I am happy about it. I have a weakness for educational institutions and, among others, I have studied at LSE in London, Hanken School of Economics in Helsinki and Université Daphine in Paris. In December 2012, I graduated from the best school in the world, INSEAD, and took off to Munich to work for a, well, big tech company. And now I have finally came back to Paris.
I am positively missing hours in a day, pages in my passport and, now, vacation days to do everything that is impossible not to do.
People often tell me that my story is amazing. That I did things and traveled to places that most people would only dream about. And that one day I should write a book about it. I don’t know about that (see my point above, and books take time). But I did start this blog. It was my strategy to change my thought track from work-work-work, to reboot and to take a moment to appreciate all the beautiful things that were passing by with the speed of light. In a way, it was my own happiness project.
I write about my travels #WANDERLUST, finding that subtle balance in life #BALANCINGACT and – surprisingly little, because I still travel almost weekly! – about life in my new home, Paris #BECOMINGFRENCH. I thought that this blog might inspire you to ask your questions, and find your answers, and live your dreams. And if so, I did well.
If you like my story, get more of it from Chapters, one for a place I lived in:
- Chapter I: Finland
- Chapter II: London
- Chapter III: Paris
- Chapter IV: Istanbul
- Chapter V: South Korea
- Chapter VI: Munich
If you want to contact me, the best way to do so is by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
I hope you enjoy this blog.
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