Without friends, most of us would probably go insane. Friends are everything, they’re the voices of reason who always know when to speak up, the ones who tell you the truth about how you look in that dress, the only people in the world who would do anything for you and always have your back, the ones who laugh at your jokes and the rocks you turn to when no one else seems to understand. But time brings with it inevitable changes. And if you add moving abroad to the mix, things can even become more complicated than you ever anticipated in the friends department.
Recently I’ve been feeling a bit down and overwhelmed… As you might know there’s a lot going on behind the scenes, good things as we are preparing our big move in a couple of months but I’m really not looking forward to saying goodbye.
As an expat I’ve had to say goodbye on more than one occasion; family, friends, colleagues, and more than my fair share of random acquaintances aka other expats. This is not uncommon in any person’s life. However since becoming an expat the frequency of saying goodbye has certainly increased. The ease of doing so has not. And it has become harder than ever, actually, because now it’s not just me saying goodbye. Watching a child go through the process, no matter how well they handle it, is painful.
Last summer was the first time Alexander had to say goodbye to a good friend of ours, Emily Kornya. Soon after it was time to say goodbye to one of my friends, Jacqui, who moved back to the States with her family. It was just the hardest thing ever because her boys were one of Alexander’s best friends (and they were our neighbours!) and I still remember the tears that were rolling down his cheeks (and mine!).
Soon it will be us who are leaving …. And it will be us saying goodbyes to all our friends we have made in the past 8 years in France.
But we are still here and trying to hang out with as many friends as possible and luckily last week we had a chance to get together at Russian photographer Daria Skorogodskikh‘s house with Chiara, Elisabeth, Adrian and Leo.
Get inspired with these Parisian Chic inspired photo’s. And isn’t the view amazing?!!
[please note that we will continue the blog without any major changes]
Elisabeth is wearing a top by Marie et Rose-Alice.
Parisian Leo is dressed from head to toe in Marie et Rose-Alice.
All photo’s taken by the Russian photographer Daria Skorogodskikh.