Life in Paris, Relationships

Wedding Weekend:

I think I'm going to have to accept the occasional missed post as a reality this summer, there is simply so much going on and not enough wifi to go around! It's Monday morning, but I'm still really feeling the glow of an amazing weekend among friends and family. We spent the weekend in the… Continue reading Wedding Weekend:

Life in Paris, Relationships

Travel Checklist

Another location bites the dust! It's odd to say that I'm not a very easy traveler, but it's true. It feels very serious to me, and I think I am always trying to prepare for a move, instead of a day trip or a vacation. Today, I was so very happy to go and visit… Continue reading Travel Checklist

Life in Paris, Relationships

Listening :

Some reflections on language and listening. In thinking about how difficult it can be to speak French, especially in a complex, professional context, I rarely spend enough time thinking about the necessity and utility of listening. As often happens when listening to a French conversation, it is imperative that I am always thinking ahead to… Continue reading Listening :


May Day!

To celebrate the three day weekend, E and I got out of the city. We went for a long walk in one of the most beautiful gardens I've ever seen in my life. It felt fitting for a holiday where people usually give each other flowers; we didn't buy any from the dozens of people selling… Continue reading May Day!


Processing Power

A short list of post-friendship exercises. I wrote about the abrupt end of two very important friendships earlier this month. I've been gentling myself through processing how I've been feeling. I've had to accept that I'm grieving. One of the things holding me back from accepting that I would have to grieve these friendships was… Continue reading Processing Power

Life in Paris, Relationships

Walking the Champs-Élysées

There was a small shooting yesterday, and perspective is important. We were in our apartment when a notification popped up on my dad's iPad. Shots fired on the Champs-Élysées, one officer killed. I was here for the Charlie Hebdo shootings, and I was way, way too close to the November 2016 attacks. Yet this morning, after… Continue reading Walking the Champs-Élysées

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 Doré's… Continue reading Questions and Criticisms