Habits, Life in Paris

Deep Cleaning Days

It's been almost 3 weeks since I've woken up next to E, and I'm taking my feelings out on our kitchen! I understand the busy season; my academic work, my visa work, and E's events all combine into a perfect storm. We've barely seen each other these last three weeks, and it will be another… Continue reading Deep Cleaning Days

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Habits, Life in Paris, Reflection

Rose Moon : June 9th

I had planned to visit the Jardin de Bagatelle, plan for the future, trim my hair, and dust off my suit! Here's what actually happened. I have to say that I didn't take a minute to remember the moon on Friday. I was recovering from both my food poisoning/stomach drama while going through the revolving… Continue reading Rose Moon : June 9th

Habits, Life in Paris

ALEoVSPaMFMP : Part 2

WOW what an acronym. The follow-up to yesterday's post. As my doctor frowned at the echograph results and my lack of visible appendix, I decided I was done. I asked her if I needed surgery, and she looked at me like I'd grown a second head. It's not uncommon in France, so I re-explained that… Continue reading ALEoVSPaMFMP : Part 2

Habits

Flower (Moon) of a Different Kind

It's the full moon, today! I had planned the following activities : visit the Jardin des Plantes, bring flowers into the apartment, embroider a flower onto one of my t-shirts, prepare to receive the results of an application on June 6th. The best laid plans of mice and men! I have been working full time in… Continue reading Flower (Moon) of a Different Kind

Habits

Pink Mooning

I hit the re-set button on Tuesday and spent some time appreciating my loved ones. I really like the feeling of having a "New Years Eve" feeling in the middle of the month, although it does feel like things are moving a lot more quickly. The sense of urgency and momentum is nice, but I… Continue reading Pink Mooning

Habits, Life in Paris, Reflection

A Storm Moon Update

Happy full moon! My post on the Pink Moon will be up by tomorrow, but here's a recap of how my activities from last month have developed. My plan to give myself a mini-New Years boost with every full moon is going well so far. Last month, I marked the Storm Moon by planting some seeds,… Continue reading A Storm Moon Update

Habits, Reflection

Pink Moon Planning

I plan to mark the Pink Moon on April 11th by doing something extra loving for E. As part of my Time Perspectives project, I'm planning out how to celebrate the full moons this year. When I originally wrote the post, I said that I wanted to do something extra intentional or loving for my… Continue reading Pink Moon Planning

Consumption, Goals, Habits, Life in Paris

Sustainable Self-Care

I'm thinking about old habits, new ideas, and the economic consequences of both. Having marked two weeks at my internship, I'm bouncing back and forth between school, work, and studying, and I'm feeling how lean my free time has become. I knew this reality would set it, and I've tried to prepare for it accordingly.… Continue reading Sustainable Self-Care