If you told me at the beginning of college I’d study abroad not once, but twice, I probably would have assumed we were playing some weird version of poker and called your bluff. But alas, I don’t play poker and I am studying abroad twice. How did it happen you may ask? If I’m being … Continue reading Now Streaming Season Two.
I am starting to believe that Lyon can't make a clear decision in regards to the weather. Sunny and high-sixties, or rainy and mid-forties. So instead of making said decision, Lyon just deems it okay to have both one day after the other, or lately, both types of weather patterns on the same day. Now … Continue reading April showers bring…more May showers
To state the obvious, today is May 1st. But apparently it's not obvious in my mind as I sit here having recently finished a final project, stretching out the last drops of spring break, and regarding my calendar in shock. May 1st. My word. People back home are graduating, summer jobs are starting, and I'm … Continue reading That whole thing about time flying…
You have to give the French credit for the passion they put behind everything they do. It's remarkable. And this week, I actually had the chance to understand what that passion feels like, in two trademark French activities: a cheese tasting and a strike. If I'm being clear though, there have been two different strikes … Continue reading French passions: fromage et grèves
Every time I come across a good quote, I save it in my iPhone notes in hopes that one day I will be productive and put them on one-too-many canvas prints in my apartment. Until that day, I try to save them in my memory because what I find with inspirational quotes is that they … Continue reading The Only Thing Constant is Change.
I think we all have an inherent fear of being alone. Whether that be in regards to daily life, relationships, growing old, or planning vacations, we've all had this fear at one time or another. But one of the best quotes I've stuck to is actually one that's printed on my lululemon bag from five … Continue reading A Week Entirely “tout seul”
There seems to be something about traveling to Europe that evokes a type of competition in travelers. Maybe its because the European Union easily allows for copious country hoping, but maybe its just our competitive nature--UF is a very sports oriented school, with students who have quite the enthusiasm for winning. But here in Europe, … Continue reading The Dilemma of Keeping a Country Count
When you live in America, you become accustomed to the standardized allotment of vacation days throughout the school year--a three day weekend in the fall, two weeks vacation between semesters, and a weeks spring break in March. But then you take a girl out of Florida, only to inform her that in France, vacations are … Continue reading The Chronicles of Copious Vacation Days
Day two of classes, day two of a whirl-wind week spent marveling over the various art forms in Lyon. While yesterday brought a productive first class in the History of the Arts and an evening at the French Cinema, tomorrow brings a night at the theater, preceded by a night at the Opera, and then … Continue reading French Culture through the Arts
An object in motion stays in motion--that's what we've always been taught. And I've never seen this to be more true than right at this particular moment. In the past four days, I've taken three day trips to surrounding cities which include, but are not limited to six bus rides, thirty plus miles accumulated on … Continue reading In 5, 4, 3, 2…