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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The Expat Conundrum

  There are two ultimate truths about my experience in Paris: I love Paris. I hate Paris. Any expat you talk to that is past the honeymoon stage of living in Paris usually has the same experience. They are in a constant state of confusion why this city has gotten so far under their skin. […]

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Find me a job. Or EU nationality.

For all of you who know me well, you know that I change my mind weekly, if not daily, about staying or leaving Europe. Well, I had basically decided this was my final year and that I would make the journey back to the states this winter. However, I have switched again. But now I have the same problem you will find in my post earlier this year.

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2 Years in France

My Last 2 Years in Numbers Today marks my 2 year anniversary of living in France. I decided to make a little tradition of it and break down my time here in numbers. Check it out Number of days spent in France: 731 Number of countries visited: 13 (you can check out the list here: […]

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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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Can I Go Back?

This morning a few colleagues and I were talking in the kitchen about the wonderful weather June has brought us. It has honestly been winter since November with maybe 2 weeks of sun total. The only thing that got us through those tough months was the hope that summer would bring warmth and sunshine Well. […]

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