Find me a job. Or EU nationality.

For all of you who know me well, you know that I change my mind weekly, if not daily, about staying or leaving Europe. Well, I had basically decided this was my final year and that I would make the journey back to the states this winter. However, I have switched again. But now I have the same problem you will find in my post earlier this year.

I want to move. But I don’t want to leave Europe. I love Paris but I am getting antsy. I need a change. Therefore, we have the job-finding-visa-getting issue yet again. I was thinking maybe studying but I don’t really have an extra 15 000€ lying around and I don’t know how I feel going into further debt with student loans. But this would be the easiest way to stay abroad… (minus the whole au pair thing but I would rather move back to the states than suffer the wrath of au pair-dom again)

The problem with finding a job is the usual problem of being an American and no one wants to sponsor a visa but I also have the language issue. I speak French. Therefore other than Belgium, (in which case I would need Dutch too), I am at a loss. Although I can understand it pretty well, my spoken Spanish is at the level of a 2-year-old.

My question is why cannot I not just have an EU passport?? Please. Someone. Just make me an EU national. I want to stay and I am seriously bothered how difficult it is. It seems my blog will have the yearly theme of visa frustrations.

If anyone out there in cyberspace can lend me a hand, let me know. 🙂

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One thought on “Find me a job. Or EU nationality.

  1. Coco, indecision can be a killer. It is not healthy for you to bring additional stress upon yourself. You know we want you to follow your dreams and heart.

    Once again, you are taking on a potentially enormous task, which could be extremely frustrating – as you already know. You are always up for a challenge, make sure it is something you really want to do. You need to think things through, pros and cons, then proceed. You also need to consider both short term and long term issues. I am not telling you anything you do not already know.

    Pray, meditate, think. You will make the right decision. Do not second guess yourself.

    We love you and we are here to discuss your options at anytime.

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