May 29, 2017 by Kathleen Peddicord
Jet-Set Summer On The Continent
Four weeks from today, Lief and I will be on a plane bound for Paris. We are four weeks away from our repositioning back to the City of Light.
I can’t wait.
Why are we moving from Panama City to Paris? To answer that question, it helps to remember why we moved from Paris to Panama City in the first place, some nine years ago.
We came to Panama City to start a business. I’d been covering the international living beat for nearly two-and-a-half decades at that point… as a partner in a much bigger operation. When I decided to strike out on my own, I realized that launching my start-up in Paris would be to stack the deck against myself.
France doesn’t like entrepreneurs. Panama, meantime, I knew from firsthand experience, rewards them.
So from Paris to Panama City Lief and I came with our 8-year-old son and my business plan.
Now, nine years later, 17-year-old Jackson is in his final year at Panama’s French school. Mid-June he and his classmates will travel to Bogotá to sit for the bac. Jackson will come away from this weeklong exam (assuming he passes!) with a French high school diploma.
Jackson will be graduated… and Lief and I will be much more flexible, no longer required to schedule our travel around
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