My Year in Review
Life has seriously been in fast forward lately. When the hell did it get to be September? The good thing is although life is flying by quickly, it’s also flying by amazingly. Paris has gone through la rentrée and everyone, for the most part, has returned from holiday. This is awesome and horrible at the same time. […]
Well Hello Again World!!!!
Its official. One year ago today I was landing in Paris and running into the arms of the girl who helped me get here. I had no idea what was ahead of me and I definitely had no idea what I was getting myself into. I didn’t know that the best year was about to […]
And so it begins….
Where have I been? Honestly. I do not know why I have not been writing. I think it is a combo between the fact I have been incredibly busy and that I no longer can use an American keyboard very easily (damn French taking over my brain). This is the disadvantage of living here… French […]
Closing a Chapter
I did it. I am here. I can’t believe it. My own studio in the center of Paris. I honestly thought I would never see the day. A year ago, when I decided to move to France, this is what I had envisioned. Yeah I knew it wasn’t going to be this magnificent life in […]
When Being Civil Goes Out the Door
I came to France with the idea I would be here just one year. I wanted to learn a new language, experience a different culture, and most importantly grow. I have to say, that on my last day of au pairing, I can look back and say I have done pretty well. The past 10 […]
There is Always Something to Smile About
I always used to be one of those au pairs that said I was so fortunate because I had an incredible family. And I meant it. I really did enjoy my family and legitimately liked spending time with them. S and I became good friends and even my friends thought it was strange how much […]
Today, early this morning, my door bell rang. It was the post and they had a package for me! My wonderful mother had sent me yet another one of her fabulous care packages. This one was my Easter present. While opening my box filled with goodies and a few new outfits, I realized that how […]
What if some things are just impossible?
I have been so focused on the chaos and uncertainty in my life that I forgot one fact that is certain. I am officially done with being an au pair on April 30th. I am quite excited to get a normal life back. Honestly, being a full-time mommy at the age of 22 to kids […]
A Full Circle
The whole time growing up people tell you things like: “you can do anything if you put your mind to it,” and “you can be anything you want.” Encouraging? Yes. Truthful? I am starting to doubt… I have always been a really optimistic person. Partially because although I believe in fate, I also believe that […]
“Sun is shining, the weather is sweet. Make you want to move your dancing feet” -Bob Marley Tonight I was talking to my mom when I was walking to mosaic class. I am in such a good mood today it’s ridiculous. I usually deteste Wednesday. I’m going to have to give all the credit for […]