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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La Rentrée

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. […]

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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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My Year in Review

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 […]

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Silly Sorrows

“The person who risks nothing, does nothing, has nothing, is nothing, and becomes nothing. He may avoid suffering and sorrow, but he simply cannot learn and feel and change and grow and love and live.” ~Leo F. Buscaglia   Life in France is strange. But I havent completely decided if that is France’s fault or the […]

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Well Hello Again World!!!!

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 […]

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May. The month of visitors.

A lot has changed recently. And it is all going fast. Mostly good changes and other inevitable changes. This month I moved into my new place.  I seriously can’t believe that I have been here a month already but in a way it seems so mine that I feel like I have been here longer. […]

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