Entrepreneur is a French Word
Recently Aussie Katia Grimmer-Laversanne interviewed me for The France Project, a weekly podcast where she explores a different topic and perspectives relating to life in France. Although my episode (No.7) – shared with bag designer Kasia Dietz – was about inspiration, I realized given my own situation in France that inspiration can’t exist for me without a bit of an entrepreneurial spirit (it’s how I’m able to stay here legally after all). As soon as Katia got me talking, she had me making connections about my life in France that I had never considered before. Half way through I got real feisty, and you can start to understand many of my frustrations with France and my relationship with bureaucracy. I’ve been blessed by many French friends who continually inspire me and who also have opted for the freelance road-less traveled here, and I know that they – as true French women – share many of the same frustrations. However, through these challenges I face, I also think it’s helped shape who I am and what I’m doing in life, and in France.
It was an incredible opportunity to get to chat with Katia about this topic, and I hope you can find some time for a listen (even if you’re multi-tasking, put it on in the background – I’ve recently fallen in love with podcasts for this reason). You can listen to the episode I’m featured in here (I’m in part 2, around 36 minutes), and past episodes here.