Life Recap: April 2017

Back in March, I wrote a post confessing that I was having a bit of trouble finding a new direction for this blog, especially since my life has taken a new direction in France. I started blogging in order to create a helpful and informative TAPIF blog as well as to record my travels during my “Year in France”. However, I also just like having … Continue reading Life Recap: April 2017

Notes on Faking it ‘Til You Make It.

“Fake it ’til you make it” is a common catchphrase mostly referencing a person’s fear of not being confident enough. In fact, this mentality is a actually a common technique used by therapists to combat depression. Patients are encouraged go through life’s everyday motions as if they were enjoying them, and eventually, they will enjoy them again. When I was at the absolute peak of heartbreak a few … Continue reading Notes on Faking it ‘Til You Make It.

Book Review: The Girl With the Lower Back Tattoo

As much as I try my hardest to stay up-to-date with current world affairs, I admit that sometimes pop culture completely passes by me (I actually had to Google what “The Dab” was the other day). I love comedy, but I shamefully admit that I didn’t really know much about Amy Schumer until my sister went to see her live show in Milwaukee about a year … Continue reading Book Review: The Girl With the Lower Back Tattoo