Hey there, Only 1.5 months are left in the school year. Only 3.5 months are left until I’m in Paris. The only downside to this number is that once I realize how quickly time flies from here till then, I’ll be given a clear understanding of how 3.5 months in Paris are sure to fly…

Goodbye Hamilton, Bonjour Paris

Hello there, Well, a lot has happened this week. And with a lot happening, a lot of chaos and stress usually follows but I’ll save those woes for another post. Let me get you into the loop: I signed the papers to put my house on the market. My house should be on the market…

Are You Living Each Day a Step Closer to Your Dream Life?

Hello there, I’m feeling pretty fantastic about the certainty I feel towards where my life is headed. Before, where I was filled with hesitation, fear, anxiety, and the like, I’m now filled with excitement, excitement, and more excitement! The other day, after my parents picked me up from the airport, they told me that they…

Lessons on Parisian Streets

Hello, I learned a lot along this trip, about myself, Parisians, France in general. Here’s a list off the top of my head which I’ll update as I think of more (I’m sleepy): myself –¬†traveling alone is awesome because no one complains about their feet hurting (my feet didn’t hurt even once) – traveling alone…

Finding Myself in France

Bonjour! If you have been following along on social media, you know I am in Paris right now. Let me start by saying that this experience taught me a lot about myself. This was my first time travelling alone and my apprehension was unjustified. I need to trust in myself and trust in my strength…

Moon Phases

Hi there, It’s quite amusing to slide through my Instagram page. You’ll notice themes for about thirty photos or so; some sort of item or interest that dominates all of my shots. I’ve got the same gene as my brother, in that my interests are short lived (months at a time) but hyper-obsessive. And I…

Years Prior

Hello there, It’s hard to believe that back in 2010, I was telling Ian (my boyfriend at the time and my best friend at this time) that I didn’t want to go to Paris. We were trying to decide on a halfway stop between our Italy trip and our stop in Switzerland and I was…

The Catalyst

Hi there, I got a job offer in Paris . Granted, it’s part-time work and so my search isn’t over, but this is it. This is the catalyst I needed to move forward. I couldn’t go there with nothing, but now I have something. I may be Ernest Hemingway-style poor, but it’s something. It’s Paris….

Am I Going Through a Pre-Midlife Crisis?

Hey folks, (featured image photo by @lucaij) I’ve got something I need some insight on… I’m nearing my 30th birthday. It’s only 17 days away at the time of writing this, and people keep referring to it as, “The Big One”. Now, I’ll be honest, I’ve hit a lot of milestones in my twenties that…

Star Wars: The Last Jedi – A Spoiler Free Review

Hello there, Time to end my blog haitus. While work is still pretty insane (the last week before the holidays is upcoming), I’m done term one of my Masters program, and I have more time to dedicate to reading (yahoo!) and writing. Of course, Star Wars brings out the writer in me, because I need…

One Year – A Reflection

It’s been a year without you. It doesn’t seem real. When you’re busy, the time flies. When you’re busy, the mind wanders. When you’re busy, in a blink, it’s been¬†365 days since you left this earth. A lot has changed since you’ve been gone. I won’t go on about it because I know you’ve seen…

Muted Existence

Hey there, It’s been a while. The silence has been deafening. But through the journey of discovering myself, I muted my existence in this realm. And how busy I have been! And how much has happened since! I won’t bore you with the details but I will tell you that it has been beautiful. In…