Amsterdam: “I want to struggle….sort of….kind of….maybe….?”

My two week traveling adventures started in the ever so intriguing city of Amsterdam. This city both solidified and broke the stereotypes I had in mind before traveling a few days throughout the city. This is both wonderful and rather agitating. Stephanie and I arrived by overnight bus very early in the morning, around 6am. The bus stop was, of course, in the suburbs of … Continue reading Amsterdam: “I want to struggle….sort of….kind of….maybe….?”

The expat life

This past week, I finally started actually teaching in all of my classes. Yes, it took almost three weeks since I moved to France for me to actually begin teaching, and truth be told, I really rather enjoy it, for the most part. The first part of the week, on Monday afternoons and Tuesday mornings, I work with my middle school students, and this week, … Continue reading The expat life

“Are you single?”: French boys are too bold.

Truthfully, my emotions are quite a roller coaster, which was to be expected of course, but yes, they are indeed. I’ve been feeling lonely and out of sorts the past couple of days, but to focus on the positive, let’s talk about this past week. This past week, from Tuesday evening to Thursday morning I was able to return to my French home, Nantes. I … Continue reading “Are you single?”: French boys are too bold.

Vous êtes américaine?! (You are American?!)

Today, I finally started officially working. Well, I guess you could call it that. Again, things tend to move quite slowly here in France. I finally went and observed two of the four classes that I will be teaching in at the middle school at which I was placed, however, that’s mostly what I did: observe. I won’t actually start teaching until next week probably … Continue reading Vous êtes américaine?! (You are American?!)