AURELIE

 

 

WHERE ARE YOU FROM?

 

"I came from south-west france, I moove a lot, I born in Cahors, but never been living there and after I moove in all the south, to arrive in Biarritz 10 years ago , since when I came to Hossegor 5 years ago. And since last Monday I moove to Paris to begun a new job."

 

I SEE YOU'RE CHANGING UP YOUR LOCATION QUITE A BIT. ARE YOU DOING SUMMER AND WINTER SEASONS IN VAL D'ISERE AND HOSSEGOR? CAN YOU TELL US A LITTLE BIT ABOUT WHAT'S IT LIKE MOVING WITH THE SEASON AND WHY YOU DECIDED TO LIVE THIS WAY?

 

"Well, usually I'm not doing seasonner job, I made 5 years in business school as communication specialist and have been working for 3years in aeronautical industry (Safran and Thales). And In september 2016, my job contract was finished, my school was finished, My boyfriend quit myself and as I was living with him, I stood with nothing where i can live. Then i put all my stuff in a box and decided to only do what make me happy during one year: traveling and riding ! I never felt as much Alive that on this year !!!

During this years Ive been travelling to California, Morocco, Phillipines, Reunion Island and I came to Val d'Isère to snowboarding. Then as it was really expensive to only snowboard in Alps, i find a job (waitress in charge of night shift) were I was not working during the day to be able to snowboard.

 

 

After this years, I was braining of how I can come back to real life : earn money, build stg on long term, work in my true job and came back in Hossegor. But I was not finding any job there because there is nothing for people who get study... and afer have been loosing all my money I might earn other money, then I fall into vietnamese restaurant beeing cooking and also waitress (you might know that i hate fries food, and moreover asian food, itwas completly incredible for me to be there !!), In september when I finished working there, I was thinking that it was not my way to work in restaurant, then I meet a girl who purpose me to work on development of a new project : build and launch an application dedicated to event promotion and building professional network in event. Then I begin to hardwork, but, we were not earning any money, and it was becoming more and more difficult for me.... Then I stop in december..

Then, I begin a training to become drone pilot, to build my own company.

One day, at the end of december my brother sent my a message about a job In val d'isere to work on BMW Ice driving... At this time I promise myself to do not come back on seasonners job and to build reliable life.... but, the 26th december I get a call from BMW, and..... the 27th I took the road ! The mountain call was so big that I can not resist! But I told to myself that if i came to val, i promise myself to get stg stable on march. Then, that was the deal, my deal.

 

When i arrived in val i was so happy, powder was here, and everthing was so fun !!!

In february, one of my bestfriend called my and ask myself to send her my cv, then i did it!

Two weeks after, i received a call from two company who wants to hire me... it was incredible! but it was in Paris....

Then when i was getting the metting i was insainly honest, and asking lot of money, because in fact i was not wanting to go on paris... But all my conditions have been accepted, and i stood like a count not knowing what i need to do !!!

 

And i finished to accept, everything is an experience, then i might do it!"

 

 

YOUR NEXT DESTINATION IS PARIS. WHAT ARE YOUR PLANS THERE?

 

"I arrived last monday in Paris, i begun my new job on tuesday. Iam business developer right now, and never done that before !! then i might learn the hiring job and also the engineer one, i got lot of challenge right now!

And the plan is also to be model as much as I can because right now i am where everything is happening!

I just hope that the wave&mountain call will not be so hard for me...."

 

 

WHAT DO YOU DO FOR A LIVING AND WHAT DO YOU ENJOY DOING IN YOUR FREE TIME?

 

"In free time, i really love to go surfing, snowboarding, have really long walk, eat (i love eat) and drink red wine with my friends."

 

 

WHEN DID YOU START SURFING AND HOW DID IT OCCUR TO YOU?

 

"I begun surfing when I arrived in Biarritz, just before i was living in small village at 50 minutes from btz and was playing rugby. But more i was growing and more i was obsessed to learn surfing, the i ask to my mother to live in btz and she accept, but the condition was i might stop rugby... I accept. It was so hard for her to get a girl doing only sportsman..."

 

 

WHAT OTHER PASSIONS DO YOU HAVE / WHAT SPARKS YOU?

 

"I also love horse riding, i begun when i was 3yo,

And right now i travel as much as i can !"

 

 

WHAT/WHO INSPIRES/MOTIVATES YOU?

 

"I really love Laury Thilleman because she is an active, sportive and funny women, she defend really important value and thing like environment, women and so many more (hope one day i will meet her)"

 

 

WHAT’S YOUR FAVOURITE ADVENTURE(S) SO FAR?

 

"My 6 epic month in India when I was just 19yo, and my best road trip to california last year"

 

 

WHAT ACHIEVEMENT(S) OF YOURS ARE YOU MOST PROUD OF?

 

"After have been moving to Btz, my mum quit myself, and i was alone to live. Then I might have been obligated to learn everything about life alone. And Im proud about myself at all. Im proud to not taking drug, not drinking everyday, and im proud to be able to tell that i succeeded to become someone and always have been following my heart."

 

 

WHAT PIECE OF ADVICE WOULD YOU SHARE WITH OTHER GIRLS?

 

"Be yourself and do what is inside to you! don't search to be someone else because you will loose a lot. The key is to listen the little voice inside, and you will find your way even if it take the time! It's not a question of time, it's question of motivation and always be truely."

 

 

WHAT’S YOUR ULTIMATE GOAL / DREAM IN LIFE?

 

"Find the way to earn enough money to get one house In hossegor and one chalet in Alps.

I want to find the clever way to earn the money making me enjoying as much as i can the mountain and the ocean, even if i ask myself 10 years of sacrifice..."

 

 

 

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