Integrating myself a bit more in the Parisian life is key to creating a life for myself in Paris. Last night, I was invited to a birthday party for a young French philosopher and author by one of my girlfriends. My girlfriend grew up in Paris, lived in Florence for over 10 years, and moved back to Paris last year. We met at a party last year and started seeing each other in June. It’s already a strong relationship since we both lived in two cities (she commuted to Paris every month for five years) and are now adapting to life in Paris.