Leaving La Ville de Québec

Leaving a place that has left an impression on me is never easy. I can’t believe how quickly the time has gone and how quickly people come and go. I wrote thank you cards to my teachers and said my farewells after school today. As it has become a Friday tradition, my friends and I went…

Reflections on Traveling

This week has been so full of joy and blessings. My classes continue to push me to new limits and they have really stretched my skills in French. Conversation classes have been more lively lately and I absolutely love how much we laugh in class. I am exploring the city with every chance I get (and getting quite…

Meeting Louisette

                      I feel like I am beginning to find my rhythm in Québec City. It usually takes me a while to get adjusted, but in the last couple of days, I’ve gotten better oriented in downtown and I finally understand how the bus system here…

Watercolour in Italy

I am currently on vacation in Italy and I am excited to share with you what I’ve seen so far on this trip! Uploading photos will not happen until after I return home, but I have been doing some illustrated journaling! Last week, I was in Rome with my family where we did a great…

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…

Post Grad Wanderlust a.k.a. Breaking the System

If you had asked me one year ago what I wanted to do after I graduated from university, I would have told you confidently that I wanted to score a steady job and that I wanted to do “grown-up things” like taxes, changing car tires, mowing the lawn (am I the only one that thinks…

Learning a New Language is Like…

I was having one of my random bouts of nostalgia last night and was flipping through my 2009 day planner from my study abroad semester in France. I spotted a quote that I had written down and remember why I had liked it so much! Here it is: “Si on vous met un ballon entre…