Bonjour Yakezie!! I am super happy to be here today, although to be honest it feels a bit weird to be alone in front of you all. I am an introvert, and don’t do very well in big groups, but thankfully this awesome group has been opening up to me so it feels safe and warm here. So thanks for having me!
Back to the point. Hi. My name is Pauline, and I blog at Reach Financial Independence. I am 33 and was born in Paris, France, that is where I graduated from business school over 10 years ago and where it all begins. I have always been the good girl. Good grades, no problems, I had half a dozen gigs in high school teaching the piano or tutoring kids while being top of my class, a girl scout, playing the organ at mass, and so on. College was the natural next step and off I went, living with scholarship money and another myriad of small jobs. But during the last year of business school, I started thinking about what was ahead, and dreaded that my life would be pretty much the same for the next 40 years. Wake up, commute, work, commute, sleep, rinse and repeat for 2,000 weeks. It was frightening before it even began.
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