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

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Life Update #11: Fall Semester teaching DONE!

Greetings! A lot has happened since my last Life Update back in August (can't believe how time flies!). I'm sure that it's not much of a surprise, since living overseas can, of course, come with plenty of experiences. But considering that this is my second year in the same city, with the same job, I'd assumed … Continue reading Life Update #11: Fall Semester teaching DONE!

10 Reverse Culture Shocks I’ve Experienced in the U.S.

When it comes to the cultural differences between France and the U.S. (aka two countries which I've divided my time between for the last almost-four years), it's hard to believe that they can be so different while so similar at the same time. Visiting one or the other is one thing, but to live and adjust … Continue reading 10 Reverse Culture Shocks I’ve Experienced in the U.S.

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)