Adopting a Zero-Waste Lifestyle

Unless you have been living under a rock for the past six months or so, you’ve probably heard of Greta Thunberg, the 16-year-old Swedish girl with Asperger’s Syndrome who began the #SchoolStrikeForClimate back in September. Inspired by the students of Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School’s #MarchForOurLives, Greta realized that the only way to get politicians to really respond to climate change was to start striking … Continue reading Adopting a Zero-Waste Lifestyle

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I turned 29 in March, and as I approach the last year of a decade, I cannot help but to look back on what a tumultuous nine years the twenties have been. I remember being so self-conscious I literally just wanted to melt into the walls of high school or college. Now, I realize that this calmness within me is literally me just being pretty … Continue reading 29

Looking Back on 2018

Overall, 2018 was an interesting (but solid!) year. In regards to travel, I went to three new countries (Nepal, Malaysia, Singapore), and revisited favorite past destinations (Edinburgh, London, Paris, Bruges, Brussels), in addition to discovering new corners of previously visited countries (Northern England, The Scottish Highlands, Ibiza!) Even better, I had different sets of visitors all through the year, and got to spend Christmas back in … Continue reading Looking Back on 2018

Life Recap: November and December 2018

I originally 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, as time has passed on, the style and purpose of my blog has shifted. I have also realized that I simply like having a dedicated space where records of my life have been documented over the past few … Continue reading Life Recap: November and December 2018

Burnout.

Hi. It’s been awhile. It’s become pretty clear to many that I’ve let this space of mine slide further and further off of my radar for the past year-and-a-half or so. I didn’t want to admit it– not to myself, not to my followers, not to anyone; but it’s time to face reality. I’ve let this blog slowly collect the occasional comments and traffic without … Continue reading Burnout.

Life Recap: September + October 2018

I originally 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, as time has passed on, the style and purpose of my blog has shifted. I have also realized that I simply like having a dedicated space where records of my life have been documented over the past few … Continue reading Life Recap: September + October 2018

I Got a Carte Pluriannuelle!

Those of you who know me personally are aware of the carte de séjour woes I went through when I was hired by the international school in 2016. For those of you who don’t know, when you are renewing a visa from France (which you normally can do after your first initial year as long as your contract is renewed), you do the renewal at … Continue reading I Got a Carte Pluriannuelle!