How I got my titre de séjour in France (story time)

Salut, tout le monde! It has been a long time coming, but as of yesterday, I *finally* received my titre de séjour! Also known as a residency card, it permits me to work in France, as well as to legally be in the country overall. Through much back-and-forth with the Prefecture (and countless headaches), I'm just glad … Continue reading How I got my titre de séjour in France (story time)

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2018: My Year in Review

Bonne année! Since starting this blog in 2016, I've written posts recapping my year (with 2016 and 2017 here). From writing these types of posts, I've found them to help me reflect on the entirety of the year that's passed. Not only that, but also they've helped me to move forward, learn from mistakes made, … Continue reading 2018: My Year in Review

Life Update #10: Returning to France (and *possible* final year?)

Salut! As you read from the title, I'm returning to France for the school year (yet again). I'll be teaching for a second year as a lectrice d'anglais in the Lyon region, and I'll be pretty much doing the same things I did this past year, e.g. working, traveling, meeting new people, seeing old friends, etc. I'll … Continue reading Life Update #10: Returning to France (and *possible* final year?)

Life Update #9: Reflections on my First Year as a Lectrice (and summer plans)

Salut! As of two weeks ago, I can say that I'm *officially* done with my first year as a lectrice d'anglais. Following a three-week vacation all over Europe, I returned to France to proctor rattrapages (make-up exams for students who'd failed English this past year) and otherwise to sort out renewal logistics for the upcoming year. I would say … Continue reading Life Update #9: Reflections on my First Year as a Lectrice (and summer plans)

Life Update #8: First Year as a Lectrice…done! (and vacation time)

Salut! It's been a while since my last "Life Update" (back in January, I believe?), but in any case, I'm writing to keep you up-to-date with what has been going on in my life since then. From returning from my long winter holidays to teaching second semester at the university, a lot has happened...and at … Continue reading Life Update #8: First Year as a Lectrice…done! (and vacation time)