I’ve Become That Person…

I hate to admit it, but I’ve become that person who starts a blog with great motivation and then falls off the face of the planet with no warning.

My deepest apologies.

Here’s a glimpse of what’s been going on in my world these last few months.

 I’m still living with a French family as an au pair. I’m an English assistant in a (mildly dysfunctional) middle school.

I take French classes to be able to legally stay in the country.

I babysit/ teach English for cash on the side.

I also try to exercise, travel, have a boyfriend, and keep up with friends and family back home.

Bref, je cours après le temps. Basically, I’m constantly running in every direction.

It’s fairly exhausting to maintain multiple jobs that demand that I cross all of Lyon multiple times a day. My contract as an assistant finishes in a couple weeks and this year, I’ve decided not to ask for an extension to stay an extra month. I just need one thing to wind down so that I can breathe.

Hmm what else is new?

In three weeks, we’ll be on vacation and I’ll go on a spiritual retreat for a week with G and his youth group to Taizé. And in just over a month, I’m getting PACSed! I’ll write more about that one day. Probably.

I’m applying to grad school in France and have my application just about finished. I should find out in a month or so if I get in.

G and I are traveling to Iceland and America this summer so we have all of our plans in the works.

So many fun things are on the horizon, but in the daily grind it feels like I’m constantly trying to beat the clock.

Despite all of that, I would like to get back into the habit of writing every so often. It helps me prendre du recul (step back and reflect) and I’m thankful for a lot of the memories I’ve recorded here.

I’m not going to make any promises for a next update soon, but I’ll do my best.

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