Challenges

On Dealing with Real Life

The universe ceases to amaze me with how complicated life can get in an instant! The French have a saying, “jamais deux sans trois” which means never two without three. You could say that significant (or at least significantly emotional, if also significantly expensive) events piled up, never two without three! Just under two weeks… Continue reading On Dealing with Real Life

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Challenges, Reflection

Delay Delights!

My train out of Paris was delayed for an hour, and it was great. I don't love to waste time. There's a lot to be done and not always enough time to do it. That said, I'm trying to take my happiness very seriously this summer. Instead of feeling some kind of angst or dismay… Continue reading Delay Delights!

Challenges, Money, Reflection

“Free” Entertainment and Inspiration

I wish some of my go-to blogs and websites for entertainment would stop trying to sell me stuff. I know why the links are there, sitting at the bottom of a blog post or article. Even if I hadn't known what they were doing there, phrases like, "Shop this article!" and "Shop her look!" would… Continue reading “Free” Entertainment and Inspiration

Challenges, Life in Paris

Perfect vs Good in Practice

"Don't let the perfect be the enemy of the good." Whether it was Confucius or Voltaire, it's good advice and I'm trying to live it this week. I was on the train this morning, jammed into the car and 10 minutes late, and I truly felt like a mess. My hair was flatter than normal… Continue reading Perfect vs Good in Practice

Challenges, Goals

100 Posts In!

I'm running mad trying to finish my thesis THIS WEEK! I tend to resort to a list-post when things get crazy and today is only an exception because I'm writing this post while getting a foot massage from E. Not bad! Here is the brief list of things that must happen or else this week. Collect… Continue reading 100 Posts In!

Challenges

Why Point It Out?

On rude behaviour and finally learning my mother's lessons. I generally like talking to people. It takes me a minute to warm up sometimes, but I find that the experience of speaking to other humans is a good one. This morning, I was going about my business at my internship, collecting data, talking with clients. I… Continue reading Why Point It Out?

Challenges

Playing the Waiting Game

For neither the first nor the last time! I interviewed on Monday for the graduate program that I hope to begin in September. I happy with how it went, although I definitely saw certain areas of my self-presentation that have room for improvement. The results arrive four days earlier than I had anticipated, and the… Continue reading Playing the Waiting Game

Challenges, Life in Paris

Rising to the Occasion : Thesis Edition

When it comes to challenges, this week is trying to hit it out of the park.  I was very moody last week, despite the wealth of exciting news, social occasions, and good happenings. I’ve thought more about it and that reflection helped me take the weekend to recover some of my wherewithal and drive. On… Continue reading Rising to the Occasion : Thesis Edition