Everyone wants to know about this studette of mine in Paris. Honestly, it is what it is and it is about what I was expecting. I mean, I am fortunate to live in the city center of Paris, so I have to take the good with the bad and change my standards of living, which is really not all the difficult to do since I have basically been a nomad for more than a year, living out of suitcases!
So when I arrived here, I was well prepared for moving in and acclimating to my new home. What is really funny is that two years ago, there is no way that I could have handled any of this. Seriously, it is hilarious to think of the old me who had to have everything so perfect and now here I am in a teeny studette that is about nine square meters, and that means up and down also, not just wide as Rachel explained to me!Up six flights of stairs, I reside on the very top floor here. Inside the studette, I have a clic clac, which is a futon. Not exactly like any futon I have ever seen, this thing just kind of clic clacs into place and is probably the most uncomfortable bed I have slept on ever in my entire life! Yet, it is a bed in my own little space, so of course I am grateful!In addition to this, I have a kitchen table which folds down so that I can have some space to do yoga in the mornings. Next to the table there is a small refrigerator and above that are two burners on which I can cook some food. Next to this is a kitchen sink that drains into the shower somehow, and the shower is next to the door. Where is the toilet? Well, I don’t have one of my own, it is in the hallway and I must share it with the rest of the people who live up here!However, all of my basic needs are being met and I am just fine living in this little place! Not everyone lives as people do in the United States and I have seen and experienced MANY crazy living scenarios in my travels, so I am of course just looking at the positives of the situation. After all, it is an experience and for that I am ever so grateful!