2017 For Now

2017 For Now

When 2017 started off, I was in a rut. I parted ways with my then host family due to scheduling issues, I had just finished up my first semester at the Sorbonne which was highly stressful and in all honesty, I was pretty worn out by a lot of personal things in my life. Jump [...]

What No One Told You About Being an Expat

What No One Told You About Being an Expat

No one told you about the loneliness. Not the happy, look at the Eiffel Tower loneliness... the sitting on the couch in your tiny studio apartment when you realize you haven't spoken your native language in days loneliness. The loneliness of realizing that when you speak English, you start mixing all of the languages, and [...]

Speaking Funny 

Speaking Funny 

I've always found accents mignonne (cute) and fun to deal with. Growing up with my mom, who still has an accent in English after 20 years of living in the states, I would at times have to translate her English... to English. Sometimes people would look at me when my mom was trying to explain something, [...]

See You Later

See You Later

Goodbye. That word tastes bitter in my mouth, but it is a word that I do know... Extensively. One I know personally and repetitively. When you move 13 times in your life, you wonder a lot what building your life in one place feels like. The thought of "what if" lingers in your head... What [...]