A Decade of Travel: My Experiences

Hey, all! I hope you're enjoying the new year (and new decade!) so far. A couple of weeks ago, I read a post from Clazz of An Orcadian Abroad in which she recounts her years of travel and personal growth throughout the 2010's. I was especially moved by her story of her shop business and … Continue reading A Decade of Travel: My Experiences

Life Update #13: I Left France, New Job, Future Plans…

Salut, all. It has been over seven months since I last posted a "Life Update" on this blog. It has also been almost six months since I left France indefinitely to return to the US. Plenty of things-- the good and the bad-- have happened since coming back, and I'm dedicating this post to recounting … Continue reading Life Update #13: I Left France, New Job, Future Plans…

10 Things I’d Like to Tell my Students (as a former teacher)

Up until this past May, I had been a teacher for four years. Specifically, I was an ESL teacher who had taught English abroad in France. I taught various grade levels, from middle school to university level, from preteens to full-grown adults. I consider it my "first real job" out of college, and while it … Continue reading 10 Things I’d Like to Tell my Students (as a former teacher)

A View from Montmartre (poem)

(inspired by Paris, France-- July 2014) A View from Montmartre The Sacré Coeur blesses me tonight under the gaze of les étoiles the heat melting memories in late July, fireworks still sticky on the back of my neck. There's a carafe for two, at ease with you, laughter over the bill as I'm blushing rosé confessions … Continue reading A View from Montmartre (poem)

What It’s Like Being a Lectrice d’Anglais in France

Salut! With la rentrée in full swing this time of year, I am reflecting on my time spent as a lectrice d'anglais back when I used to live in France for work. I spent two years working in the Lyon region between 2017 and 2019, teaching in a mid-size city to first and second-year undergraduate science students. While it … Continue reading What It’s Like Being a Lectrice d’Anglais in France