Perseverance. I’ve been toying with finding one word– the right word– to best describe my 2017. As a teacher, I sometimes have the tendency to start my “new year” in September, but looking back, I realize that literally SO MUCH happened over the last 365 days, both on a personal and worldwide level.. Last year, I rang in 2017 with two of my oldest and … Continue reading 2018: What’s Past, and What’s to Come.
My favorite part of January was ringing in the New Year’s with some of my favorite people in France’s third largest city, Lyon. I first experienced this magnificent city back in December 2013, for La Fête des Lumières. I was ecstatic to have the opportunity to head back to Lyon and experience the city at its normal, everyday pace. They say that Lyon is a mini … Continue reading Ringing in 2015 in Lyon
I’m still in awe when I look back on 2014. When I rang in the new year, I didn’t really know what to expect in regards to my future post-TAPIF. I never predicted I would be where I am now– traveling back down south to Lyon. But alas, I did it. I actually did it. I’m still in France. Overall, 2014 has also been an incredible … Continue reading A Round-up of 2014
Galette des Rois, or King Cake, is a delicious cake associated with the festival of Epiphany during the Christmas season, and also plays a part in pre-Lent Mardi Gras celebrations. This tradition is quite popular in France, Belgium, Switzerland, Quebec, Spain, Portugal, South America, Greece, Cyprus, Bulgaria, and the southern United States (Louisiana). The indulging of this cake lasts typically from January 5th until Fat … Continue reading Galette Des Rois
The year 2013 was amazing and life-changing. (The world didn’t end!) I had a chance to look back on my 2013 goals and resolutions to see what I had accomplished (I’ll give you a hint: Finding a teaching job and moving abroad, and losing almost fifteen pounds! Overall, 3/5 goals accomplished!) I believe in the idea of New Years Resolutions, changing one’s life, and bettering … Continue reading 2014 : The Year of Living in the Moment
This year was a year of changes, firsts, and accomplishments. I graduated college and moved home. I landed my first teaching job, and then eight months later I picked up my limited possessions and moved across the world to the south of France to teach English. I was able to successfully lose weight, and also find peace in many aspects of my life. All-in-all, 2013 … Continue reading Looking Back on 2013