Happy Birthday to Bubby's granddaughter!
One of us is turning 28 today...
On July 25, 2005, we posted a letter to Bubby from a woman who called herself, "From the Old Continent". She herself was a young 25, and was living in Brussels with her boyfriend/potential husband. Despite her success in love, she was having no such luck with her career. Her parents were encouraging her to take a job in Paris, in a position that she felt didn't fit her "adequation or experience." She said to Bubby, "I am afraid my parents will resent me if I don't accept, but they'll think I declined because my boyfriend is living in Brussels and not in Paris."
Bubby was most encouraging, assuring her that no job was worth getting up in the morning just to feel miserable. And in terms of the boy, Bubby advised, "Don't worry about your boyfriend. If you really love one another, distance will not make a difference. There are many ways to communicate - calls, travel and when the time is right, you can plan a wedding."
Well, enough time has passed and we wanted to know: Is our writer a bachelorette in Brussels, or a professional in Paris?
Here is an update on my current situation. I was a French girl in love with a Belgian guy. I was living with him in Brussels and didn't know if I should stay there with him (with very little job opportunities) or go back in France to look for a job (with very few moments to share with him because of the distance).
I'm happy to say I'm still in love with my Belgian guy, he's fantastic and we're planning to get married in a few months. I'm currently in France, training for a job as a civil servant and that's very gratifying (and a good pay). My boyfriend has stayed in Brussels for the time I'm training but we see each other on week-ends, we call each other nearly every day, and are using a webcam to see each other a bit more.
And this is working, because we made it work, with lots of patience and love.
Thanks for your nice advice to me when I asked for it. It was useful and helped me a lot. I'll send you another update for the wedding.
Hugs and kisses,
From the Old Continent
Thanks for the update!
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