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


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 that it’d been both busy and not busy, which made for an interesting combination.

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


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 the same time, not so much.

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My Year in Review: 2017 Edition!

Bonne année à tous!

Seriously, it’s hard to believe that it’s 2018 already. It sounds cliché to say, but time really flew this year. Maybe it’s a matter of getting older, that each year starts to blend together and makes it difficult to distinguish where one ends and the other begins. In any case, plenty of things have happened in 2017– the good, the bad, and the in-between.

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Life Update #7: First Semester Teaching…DONE!

Bonjour, folks!

As of Thursday last week, I’ve officially finished my first semester of teaching as a lectrice d’anglais in France. Crazy to believe just how it has flown by– cliché as it sounds, it seemed like just yesterday I was starting my first day at the university and now I’m here with no more classes to teach until the following semester. While it hasn’t been easy these past couple of months, I’d say that it has turned out for the better.

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