The 30 by Thirty Bucketlist is comprised of two things that needed to be accomplished while in Paris, but I quickly learned that it was Paris as a whole that I needed. I learned so much about myself while trying to checkoff writing a poem in front of the Eiffel Tower and visiting Love Lock Bridge. First, I will start with the later.
While I have been abroad, it was announced that the famous Love Lock Bridges in Paris would be taken down. Of course I was bummed because I didn’t think I was going to be able to complete an item. However, I took that opportunity to really stop and reflect. My plan was to put a lock on there for me and my future husband or even just one with just my name on it to represent the love I have for myself as a single girl. But, I decided that is not what I want to do. I don’t need a lock to prove that I love myself and that I am completely content with my romantic status, because in all reality I am not 100% content. I still did go visit love lock bridge and it was still romantic and still an amazing site, it just has a different meaning for me.
Now visiting the Eiffel Tower and writing a poem was fantastic and one of the most incredible experiences I had. It was purely magical. And yes, I did write a poem. I apologize for the Dr. Seuss status of it, but those are the words that came out and they mean something.
This city ended up being a big shit show for my friend and I and all we could do is sit back and laugh at our continuous unfortunate circumstances, because let’s be honest, I was so lucky to be waking up in Paris and being able to experience things most people won’t. And for that I am forever grateful.
To read about the actual events that occurred please visit my friend Stephanie’s blog, which recounts our tale. Also, please follow my Instagram account @the30bythirty for more pictures of my trip abroad and the attempt to complete my bucketlist.