1. Things are still going fabulously here in Lille. Yes, it’s still cold. But they just lit up our street, so now it says Bienvenue Rue Gambetta, which is so adorable. It makes it so much more Christmas-y, in addition to the Christmas Market that’s already well under way and the Ferris Wheel in the Grand Place. […]
That’s Lindsay, on the left (for those of you who know me – duh. For those of you who don’t know me – now you do). She and I were neighbors throughout elementary school, middle school, and most of high school. She is insanely good at soccer and just finished up a contract playing on a national […]
I saw this picture (on Pinterest, are you really that surprised?) and was immediately flooded with emotion. I actually had to take a moment to decompress and figure out what it was all about. Then I realized: this is what I’m doing. I’m traveling the world, I’m discovering and exploring new places and myself in […]
I taught my students about the US elections. One of them asked me if it’s true that part of the campaign is a bake-off between the two potential first ladies. Wouldn’t that be awesome?!
This always happens to me! I’ll write a post, review it, and think to myself, “Yes. This is good. It says everything I want it to say.” So, accordingly, I publish it. And then, minutes, hours, even days later, I realize there were about ten thousand other things I had mentally noted that I wanted […]
Today was my first day back at work after a wondrous 2 week long vacation. Needless to say, I was literally riding the struggle bus, as I ended up at the bus stop for the wrong school this morning. Yikes. Luckily I made it to the right school just in time. I left my house at 6:30AM […]
I almost forgot that one of the perks of being a teacher (well, in my case, an “almost” teacher) is that you get all the school vacations. And in France, there are a lot of school vacations. It basically adds up to about 6 weeks of school and then 2 weeks of vacation. In fact, I am […]