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

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, 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

Life in Paris

Do Not PACS Go

Bureaucracy strikes... differently? Exciting news, I suppose : we went down to the tribunal to file for our PACS. There might be a problem with my birth certificate, but we wanted to try anyway. Worst case scenario, we would have to wait a bit longer, and I would have to shell out for a new… Continue reading Do Not PACS Go

Challenges

Just 10%

It's one of those days. We had an amazing night with E's cousins, but I definitely didn't plan very well for it. I was exhausted when I woke up this morning, and I was up earlier than normal because I had to wash my hair. Cut to dashing out of the house barely on time,… Continue reading Just 10%

Relationships

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

Challenges

200 Plastic Pens

I'm getting ready to collect data for my thesis, and I've got a box of pens. There are moments of insecurity when it comes to my French language skills, but I've got a major moment of truth coming up. I'll be collecting data for my thesis beginning tomorrow afternoon, and it's been a long time… Continue reading 200 Plastic Pens

Challenges

Recap : April 10×10 Challenge

We're at the end of the 10 days! The 10X10 Challenge was really easy. If you have a large wardrobe, then I don't think my experience is necessarily going to be terribly helpful to you, but here's how it went anyway. A very brief diary of the last 10 days : Saturday, April 8 :… Continue reading Recap : April 10×10 Challenge