So this question doesn’t really fit in with my short series of questions people like to ask foreigners, since it’s a question I’ve gotten from other expats… but I have gotten it a few times lately.
I still have expat friends in Poitiers (of course) and though most of them are “long-term” I still meet new ones every once in a while who have sometimes just arrived and ask this question:
“So what are you doing in France?”
Once I answered, “I’m an English teacher” because it seemed simpler, and yet so NOT the answer to that question.
Yesterday I answered, “I guess I just live here now?”
And I felt a lot better about that one.
Do other people get this question sometimes? And what do you answer, once living in France is not just a one-off thing and more of a long-term project, whatever that means (and I know it can mean a lot of different things)?