Summer Freedom

  I am so excited to have finished my second year of teaching! And what a blessed year it has been. I know I haven’t been making a lot of blog posts this year about school, but I have been savouring every special moment that has passed since I began last August. My kids have finished…

Watercolour in Italy (Part 2)

I am finally back from a long and wonderful trip in Italy. If there was one thing that stood out for me in the three weeks that I spent from Rome to Florence to the Amalfi Coast, it’s that Italians will try to communicate with you even if they don’t know a stitch of English,…

Reflections and Blessings

I can’t believe my first year of teaching is over. I am left feeling bittersweet – I’m going to miss so many people. It’s incredible how much God has blessed me during my time here. It was nothing I even expected. I still remember my feelings of disappointment and loneliness when I had first arrived…

City Withdrawal

I spent the long weekend in the city with my dear friends from university whom I haven’t seen in what seems like forever.  It was exactly what I needed my long weekend to be. But now… I think I’m going through city-withdrawal. Ever since I’ve arrived back in this small town, I’ve been feeling so melancholy.…

Breaking into Summer

I am thrilled that the weather has at last decided to warm up after what seemed like 7 months of winter up here in the north! I was finally able to do summery things on the weekend and it was so wonderful to do so after being cooped up indoors for so long. Friday night…

Annecy on My Mind

Nearly four years ago, I visited the lovely town of Annecy with my friends while we were studying in France. As I recall bits and pieces of that weekend, I feel slightly wistful. That trip to Annecy was simple and quiet and lasted for only a couple of days, but I’ve always associated this memory…