Should I Stay or Should I Go?
Let me be clear: I do love Paris.
But in these last weeks... i admit that i started to be a little worried. Life in Paris is getting worse. After the strikes, we were supposed to bound. To remain united. To be strong. It's not working, at least from what i can see from my everyday life in the metro, buses, restaurants and shops. It's like there is something broken and there's no way to melt the icedwall that everybody built around.
Drunk people and aggressive guy bother me and other girls on the subway and nobody react. It's like your are a ghost and nobody is going to help you out. This is not the Paris I knew. This is not my city.
Taxes are raising, every year i am shocked about how much it takes to survive.
You really need to get a well paid job if you want to enjoy your time here. And that's not easy neither because most of the time your foreign degree is not considered to be "at the same level" of the french one. That's crazy for me, since i had mostly french and francophones teachers at University who really applied the french teaching method. Even if we are in Europe, i am thorn by the fact that i feel french because i spent half of my life here, and i am considered french when it comes to talk about history, culture, art.... and I'm still considered to be a 'foreign invader' when it comes to get a job.
It's quite a terrible feeling.
I don' felt the pressure so strong before. And I'm starting wondering what am I going to do with my life. I dont want to live my life working, with no career opportunities. I would like to sit down and think, write and draw. Dream about how to make things better for this world and make it happen with a strong community.