Another year in numbers (and words)

  Another year, another 12 months of crazy life lived: On numbers: 207 (approx) hours or 8.63 days spent in transit in airports or on airplanes 200+ hours of yoga in 2 months of teacher training 29 inches of snow in 1 DC snowstorm 18 different airports 7 (ish) books read for pleasure (Pitiful! Although I will…

Purpose and passion

One of my most beloved childhood memories is the sound of the piano, sighing me sweetly to sleep as my mother practiced in the living room after my brother and I had been put to bed. The scene of babes drifting off to sleep as their mother strikes the chords of lullabies on the family piano, makes the…

A year in numbers

Here are just a few: 119 Students attending our biggest week at Camp Galileo this past summer 38 New recipes written down in my cookbook 27th Birthday celebrated 24ish inches of hair cut off 23 Blog posts 22 Sections of English classes taught at the Lycee Edouard Herriot high school in Troyes, France each two…

Castle on a Cloud

I’ve lived in multiple countries, but in the United States, I’ve only ever been a Californian. Today that changes. Today I’m saying goodbye (again) to California as this United flight takes me 2400 miles away from SF to DC. And although Washington DC is not a different country, it will certainly feel like a different…

Aimer, Vivre, et Voyager For Ever and For Always

Today was colder. The last week was sunny and warm, but today the Big Gray returned to Troyes. Yet evidence of spring remained. On what was my very last walk to school, as I pulled my scarf tighter around my neck to combat the breeze, I passed a beautifully flowering tree. As the wind blew,…

We All Live in Bikinis

In my lessons this week, we’ve been learning about California. One of the activities has been to watch this video, a clip promoting tourism in California. It’s only about 30 seconds long, but I love all the visuals: makes me miss my state! I’ve also enjoyed using it in class because it depicts a lot…

Home

“Winds in the east, mist coming in. Like something is brewing and about to begin. Can’t put my finger on what lies in store, but I fear what’s to happen all happened before.”             One of my favorite words in English is home. It’s such a tiny word—only four little letters and one small syllable….