The idea for Paris was hatched when I first started my job- someone else was doing the Paris "sabbatical" at that point.
This year saw a convergence of events that made the time right to start working on getting there. First attempt- no go. Second approach- interviewing for a permanent position in Paris. I would lose too much for that option to be feasible. Third try was the charm- I found the door open a crack and shoved it wide open. My boss was on board, HR was willing to make it work, things looked good. Two months to get all of the internal approvals secured, two more months to get the visa application complete, and now we await the visa approvals. Which may be another two months, and requires a trip to the French embassy in DC. So the goal move date is 1 March, which gives us enough time to take care of things on this side of the pond.
Excited, terrified, the full range of emotions are in play.
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