Thanksgiving In Paris

Well, my first (and hopefully only) Thanksgiving away from home was sad and a bit lonely but I realize that I have so much to be thankful for – no matter how far from home I am. So, here’s a list of things I am so incredibly thankful for right now: 1) My morning todayContinue reading “Thanksgiving In Paris”

Feeling Loved

I just need the world to know that I have the best friends in the entirety of the world. Today, I received the most amazing package from them with all of my favorite things, stuff I’d been missing from home and some creative cards as well. They coordinated together to get me this awesome packageContinue reading “Feeling Loved”

Armistice Day 2014

Today I was able to check another item off of my Paris Bucket List. And this was a pretty big one. I attended a church service at Notre Dame. Last summer when I studied abroad in France, I had the privilege of walking through Notre Dame while they were holding a service and I was ableContinue reading “Armistice Day 2014”

Take a moment

I just witnessed the most heartbreaking moment I’ve experienced since moving to Paris. As I was going into the metro to get back home from running errands this morning, I saw a man literally on his knees in the stairwell, tears in his eyes, mumbling what I can only imagine is an apology. This manContinue reading “Take a moment”

Catacombs!

So I just got back from hanging out with six million skulls. I finally went to the catacombs in Paris today! The day before Halloween! Perfect timing! So this was yet another thing to check off of one of my bucket lists. Anyone who knows me knows that I love scary things. Scary movies, scary books,Continue reading “Catacombs!”

I Amsterdam

This past weekend, I was able to cross one item off of my Europe Bucket List. I traveled to Amsterdam and had the time of my life. This beautiful Dutch city took my breath away and impressed me in so many ways that I never could have imagined. From the gorgeous canals to the wonderfulContinue reading “I Amsterdam”

Memories to last a lifetime

I feel it’s time to follow that last sappy post up. With another sappy post. But in the opposite way. So, here goes. I’ve been in Paris for seven weeks now. And I have to say that I’ve met some absolutely wonderful, beautiful, stunning and kind people. I have to start this post off with myContinue reading “Memories to last a lifetime”

Bucket Lists!

It has occurred to me that after living in Paris for seven weeks, I should start a bucket list. Or two. So, I’m starting two. I think that having a specific list of things to explore and admire while living in Europe will make this experience even more wonderful. Here are my two bucket lists thatContinue reading “Bucket Lists!”