My name is Karin P, and I am formerly an alien parisienne. Now I am experiencing “do-overs” in Denver.
I arrived in Paris in 2008 and left in 2012. At the blog An Alien Parisienne, I wrote about feeling like an “outsider” in Paris. Gluten and dairy intolerant (and now meat-free, too) and often ambivalent about the city everyone seems to adore, I learned to love and appreciate Paris on her terms one day at a time.
Now I find myself back in the town I have called “home” for the better part of almost 40 years, with a few years here and there in other places, including time spent living in the UK, China, Tulsa, Dallas, and, most recently, France.
I’m reconstructing a life (yet again!) in my mid-40s; not what I expected out of life, but what life has served up. Like having a bunch of containers of assorted leftovers in a fridge, I am trying to figure out what I can combine to serve up a second (or third, or fourth) time around.
I can say one thing: it’s not boring! And I am learning how to recombine elements and season my life so that it is once again a flavorful and enjoyable experience.
Join me on my latest adventure here at Do-Overs in Denver.