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Dream Come True: Made it to Paris
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Why were you inspired to do this?

Ever since first grade when I started to learn French, the French culture and language fascinated me. Since I was 6, it was my dream to go to France. I suffered from extreme anxiety and depression 2 years ago and I was very afraid that this would hinder my dream of spending a month in Paris. It did not! I never felt more at home in my life!

What were 3 things you did to make this happen?

Worked through counseling to be mentally prepared for my trip despite the anxiety I had over it.

Saved lotsa money

Was determined to not let anything get in my way.

How did you feel once you had accomplished this?

I've never felt better in my life. Paris was home to me! I am now looking for grad schools and internships in France. I overcame my anxiety and made it. Never felt so accomplished in my life!

1/9/2011 7:34:47 AM

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9/30/2010 6:30:02 PM

I love that picture! You look so proud and happy -- good for you. I hope you celebrate lots more stories of your accomplishments soon, you have great energy.

9/28/2010 6:23:37 PM

This is a great story, you seem to had to overcome such a major challenge. but yet you did, awesome. I'm a big fan of Paris as it really is a special city like no other. Let me know if can help in any way. Take a look at Abroard 101, I am working in same office as founders so hopefully they can help you out. Bill

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