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Happy Blog Birthday

Happy Blog Birthday by Carin Olsson (Paris in Four Months)

For exactly one year ago I arrived in Paris, with tons of baggage, scared to death and filled with excitement all at the same time. I had absolutely no idea about what the future would hold for me or what the outcome of my little move to Paris would be. Today, a year later, I can look back and laugh about how many times I panicked before my first move, how absolutely terrified I was when I sat down on the plane leaving Stockholm behind and how paranoid I was about not feeling at home or meeting new friends.

It’s amazing how much I’ve grown as a person this past year and how much stronger I feel now. I’m certain it has a lot to do with my move and doing something completely out of my comfort zone. Things that scared me to death the first time around almost feel normal now. You really get to know yourself when doing a thing like this, I’ve figured out so many strength that I posses and a few weaknesses as well. To all of you who are thinking about doing something similar, I say: go for it!

This year has been one of the best years in my life so far and at the same time the hardest one ever. It has brought so unbelievably many changes and unexpected turns (both good ones and bad) that I don’t even dare to think about the year that lays ahead of me now. But I can’t wait to find out!

I’m so happy that you all have come with me on this journey and I’m forever grateful for all of your wise and thoughtful comments that have helped me and given me so much invaluable inspiration during this time. I never thought that starting a little website, sharing my photos and experiences, could give me so much back. You’ve made me smile over a million times and actually made me laugh out load when reading your wonderful words. Yes, It’s sounds cheesy but it’s so true!

I hope you will follow me and my journey during this next year as well. Thank you one again for all your love and support. And happy blog birthday!

  • MissBettyBoop2

    WELL HAPPY BIRTHDAY PARIS IN FOUR MONTHS!!!!I am surely glad to have find you. Your posts are definitely an iternal inspiration 😉

    • Charlotte

      Couldn’t agree more! Congratulations! And I wish you some delicious macarons to toast on the beautiful years to come!

      • Paris in Four Months

        Haha thank you so much!

    • Paris in Four Months

      Thank you so much :)

  • Little Pieces of Light

    HAPPY BLOGIVERSARY! I am so thrilled about this last year for you and know that the next few years are going to bring so much more love, adventure, challenges, inspirations, and personal growth. Sending you loads of hugs and kisses on this cold Parisian morning.

    x Milsters


    • Paris in Four Months

      Thank you sweetie :) That’s so kind of you to say.

      xx Carin

  • shoppegirls

    Wow! Well done on achieving and overcoming all that you have. I have just found your bog and home to go to Paris soon. I look forward to continue to read here more often. Thank you for showing me Paris through your eyes.

    • Paris in Four Months

      Thank you and you’re more than welcome :)

  • Emmy

    I absolutely love the feeling of visiting your blog, you have such a positive energy that makes me feel happy when I’m reading your blog. Keep up the good work!

    • Paris in Four Months

      Thank you :) I’m happy you like it!

  • The Stylist

    Happy Bday!! I wish you all the best on your journey!

    • Paris in Four Months

      Merci :)

  • Meg

    Happy Blogbirthday! ^^

    • Paris in Four Months

      Thank you :)

  • Danielle E. Alvarez

    Happy birthday to your beautiful blog! I’m so glad to have found and it, and I’m so looking forward to meeting you. Have a great weekend :)

    • Paris in Four Months

      Thank you so much! You too :)

  • Pamela RG

    Happy Birthday Blog. I wish you all the best! I admire your courage. Bonne weekend.

    • Paris in Four Months

      Thank you!

  • Darina Weggemans-Nykl

    Happy Birthday to your wonderful blog that I love to read every day. With your photographs you bring Paris closer to me! I admire the choices you have made last year and I hope I will do the same once in my life and leave my comfort zone! I wish you all the best for now and in the future and I am looking forward to read and see more of your work! xx Darina

    • Paris in Four Months

      Thank you so much :) That’s so sweet of you to say.

  • Jen

    Happy birthday Blog!! I love the way you write – I hope you decide to post more text blogs in the future.

    • Paris in Four Months

      Thank you :) I’ll keep that in mind for the future!

  • Rachel Cantor

    Happy blog birthday! This blog is so amazing, and it makes my day! Your pictures are gorgeous, and I miss Paris everday.

    • Paris in Four Months

      Thank you so much, I’m so happy you like it!

  • Brook

    Happy blog birthday! Thank you so very much for sharing your journey with us. It is quite the inspiration and the pictures are gorgeous!

    • Paris in Four Months

      Thank you :)

  • Lauren

    Happy blog birthday! I’m so happy you created this blog – it’s truly a wonderful place that I look forward to reading everyday!

    • Paris in Four Months

      Ah, thank you. I’m so happy you like it!

  • Mimi

    Happy blog bday! I enjoy your posts so much, so as ur instagram! I would love to meet you somedayx wish you all the best :)

    • Paris in Four Months

      Thank you :)

  • Monyale

    I’m thinking of making a big move but I’m scared, reading about your experience, was just what I needed. Thanks and congrats on your anniversary, love following your chic Paris adventures.


    • Paris in Four Months

      Thank you so much!

  • Arianna Alexis

    AW! Congrats! This is so lovely to hear! I can’t wait to view your journey— I enjoy your blog so much!

    Ta-taa for now,

    • Paris in Four Months

      Thank you :) I’m happy you like it!

  • Jennifer Louise

    Happy Blog Birthday! I cannot believe that you have been living in Paris for one year! I would love to live there, and am specificaly looking for uni’s with a ‘year-abroad’ for study in Paris!
    Jennifer xx
    Please check out my blog;

    • Paris in Four Months

      Thank you so much :) Although I haven’t lived in Paris during a whole year. I moved to Paris last winter during 4 months. Then I came back this January!

  • Elizabeth @ TheCornerApartment

    Happy birthday to one of my favorite blogs about one of my favorite cities!


    • Paris in Four Months

      Thank you Elizabeth :)

  • apatheia

    Happy Blog Birthday! Here’s to an amazing journey ahead! Bisous x

    • Paris in Four Months

      Merci :)

  • MichelleSafi

    Happy Birthday, Paris in 4 Months! Can’t wait until I read the “You turned 10 years old today, blog!” post! :)

    • Paris in Four Months

      Haha, I hope there will be such a day 😉 Thank you so much :)

  • wintersundays


    • Paris in Four Months

      Thank you!

  • Freida Haoui

    Happy belated blog Birthday. I can’t wait for your posts this year and to read about your experience in this wonderful city.


    • Paris in Four Months

      Thank you so much Freida :)

  • Pink2Plum

    From halfway across the world (Hawaii) – happy blog birthday!! I admire your strength, wish you the best, and look forward to your posts! Aloha!

    • Paris in Four Months

      Ah, thank you so much! That really means a lot :) I would love to visit Hawaii sometime. I’ve never been.

  • Susan

    happy (belated) blog birthday!!

    • Paris in Four Months

      Merci :)

  • Roswen

    Hello from Venezuela ! I have been to paris like so many times be4, but once I just discovered your blog I am literally obsessed with it , it’s so inspirational and gorgeous how you describe your time there , that you make me feel like leaving and have an experience like yours , you’re such a brave girl by going somewhere huge like paris by yourself , truly admirable. hope you keep posting, WISHING YOU THE BEST, BESOOOOS! :)

    • Paris in Four Months

      Ah, thank you so much :) I’m so happy you like it!

  • Lou Binns

    Bit late in wishing you a happy blog birthday : ) so happy blog birthday! I definitely agree that moving abroad/living out of your comfort zone helps you to really get to know yourself, both good and bad! Ultimately, i think it is so rewarding though – i’m glad you’re having a great time here : ) your pretty photos remind me how much i love this city and am happy to be living here!!!! X

    • Paris in Four Months

      Haha thank you so much :) Yes, you’re so right and I’m so thankful for this experience in the end.

  • UshaJoy

    Happy belated blog birthday Carin – I can’t believe it’s been close to a year since I started reading your blog. Loved to see how far you have come! Hope there are great things for you this coming year xx

    • Paris in Four Months

      Thank you so much :) xx

  • Paris in Four Months

    Thank you so so much :) Unfortunately your comments ended up in a “spam folder” for some reason and I haven’t seem them until now. So annoying! But I think I’ve fixed it now :) xx

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