Living In France Ruined My Life

Bonnie A.
3 min readFeb 16, 2022
in France circa 2008

Eight measly months of my life I spent living and working in France ruined my life. I was twenty three at the time, recently graduated, and determined to acquire French language and culture before applying to grad school. With a suitcase suited for a year abroad, I landed in Paris and found my way to the prefecture I was assigned to teach English.

Bonnie A.

If we don’t tell our stories, who will? Mama, sociologist, behaviorist, photographer, francophile. Co-founder of goodsteadusa.com Polaroids @instantdreamlight