On the Train to Santa Barbara

This past weekend was my golden birthday–26 on the 26th! I was feeling all sorry for myself and terribly missing Paris so when my mom asked what I wanted to do to celebrate, I was disgruntled and gave little suggestions. Being the person she is, my mom decided to take it upon herself (with the […]

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Summertime

Every year I anxiously anticipated summer. Freedom. Sunshine. Fun. This year? Summer just brings good-byes, no time off and loads of good-byes. Not the childhood memory I was so fond of. It’s the end of June and we have yet to see summer weather. July marks the end of several people’s time here in Paris. […]

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Bienvenue à l’automne

Coming from a place with basically three seasons, (perfect, slightly colder than perfect, and a little too warm), I never really appreciated what they had to offer. For me, having sunshine and warmth all year round was all the mattered. When I first moved here I was shocked that people actually said, “don’t you get […]

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Having Two Places You Call Home

I am currently sitting in the Philly airport (and will continue to be sitting here for the next few hours), listening to the Red Hot Chili Peppers and reflecting on my last 2 weeks. The lovely view of gray skies, airplanes resting before their next voyage, and people hard at work on the runways only […]

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My Year in Numbers

Number of days spent in France: 366 Vaux sur Seine’s population vs San Diego’s: 4,000 vs 1,223,400 Miles between Southern California and Paris: 5,600 Number of countries visited: 7 Size of my very own place in Paris: 15 square meters Visits to the Prefecture: 10+ Average number of roses given to me in a night […]

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