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

Life in Paris, Money

May Budgeting Breakdown

It's June! Guess who forgot to do their May budget summary? As I noted in my April budgeting breakdown, I have €576 in expenses each month. €350 : rent €60 : electricity + housing insurance (40/20) €40 : transport €88 : health insurance €20 : mobile service + data €8 : aesthetic services subscription €10 :… Continue reading May Budgeting Breakdown

Consumption, Cosmetics, Health

A Tale of Two Sunscreens

Or, the Battle of the French Brands... As I mentioned, my foray into using body+face sunscreen on my face has not been going well. I was mulling either repurchasing a non-oil cleanser, or buying a new facial sunscreen, in the hopes that one of these two issues were causing my closed comedones. That debate was… Continue reading A Tale of Two Sunscreens

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

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