Slowing Down: Learning to be a little more French

S-L-O-W-I-N-G D-O-W-N As an American living in France, I’ve been challenged in my on-the-go nature. From my fast-paced life in the states to having no car, no ease of communication, and no sense of independence, there has been quite a learning curve! I’ve missed my car more times than I like to admit and the [...]

The First 30 Days

I CAN'T BELIEVE I'VE BEEN HERE FOR A MONTH! Here's a recap of what's been going on: One month ago, I arrived in France! I jumped right in upon arrival in Angers, taking the placement exam for French classes, which I promptly handed in blank...nowhere to go but up! On my first weekend here, I [...]

Forward

Almost a year after returning from Turkey, it's easy to want to reminisce on the things that have taken place. During the course of this past year, I lived on two continents, saw 3 new countries, traveled to 8 states, got a new job with an organization working in the ministry that my heart beats for, and [...]

The Fear

Varieties of emotions have been coursing through my mind over the past few weeks. My time in Turkey is coming to a close and I have been counting down the days in good ways and in bad. I have seen, heard, experienced, and lived so many things while I have been here. Because of that, I [...]