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!

Life in Paris, Reflection

Insights on the Eve of a Conference

Last night was the hottest night in Paris since 1872! Shipping items to the grocery store should not be easier than shipping them to my house, and yet... I picked up a package today that is very exciting! I got a letter yesterday from my college roommate, and she inspires me to write to her… Continue reading Insights on the Eve of a Conference

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

Life in Paris, Reflection

Consistency is Key

And other platitudes that I'm not practicing! I'm hoping to get back on track after three missed posts in one week. I visited the lab again this morning to see if my misadventures in microbiology are finally at their end. In equally exciting news, I defended my thesis yesterday, and I am fairly confident that… Continue reading Consistency is Key

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

Goals, Reflection

Knowing Your Audience

I don't know what I thought would happen, but I feel like I should have prepared for this! Last week, I submitted a Money Diary to Refinery29, and promptly forgot about it. I didn't mention it here, and I assumed it wouldn't be published. I enjoyed the exercise of tracking my spending with a narrative, instead… Continue reading Knowing Your Audience

Reflection

Moments for Moderation

It's a 3 day weekend here in France, and I'm taking advantage of it. I went to the library to sign up for a French library card (more on that later) and ran a ton of other errands around town. The Presidential election is in 8 days, and I'm doing anything/everything to distract myself. One of… Continue reading Moments for Moderation

Reflection, Relationships

Questions and Criticisms

Am I being too hard on myself? I think it's largely a rhetorical question but one with merit nonetheless. I'm thinking a lot on the idea of wellness, and all of the tricks/tips/best practices that are swirling around on the Internet these days. One of the tips that I found interesting came via Garance DorĂ©'s… Continue reading Questions and Criticisms