The Blog

When I first came around to the idea of starting a blog, the most widely touted advice that the Great World of Google provided was, stick to what you know. Ha! I thought to myself. Easy!

Ideas came pouring out left right and center. Huddled in my tiny cozy Parisian apartment, I vowed that nothing would be off-limits. Of course my readers would want to read about my fitness routine! I would document all the Zumba classes I went to, my hours spent on the elliptical and ooohh what about that new LesMills class I just read about? I could try that! I’d do a review! Better yet – I’d try and then compare all the fitness classes at my gym. Why stop there though? What about all of Paris? Fitness. Food. Recipes! Fashion. Photography. Drawing – why not? (Nervermind that I don’t have an artistic bone in my body – I could learn! I would learn!) My thoughts piled higher and higher.

Cut to 7am Monday morning. Oh god. Three fitness classes before my 10am PoliSci course? What was I thinking? And was I really going to have to make that elaborate Julia Childs recipes with ingredients that I couldn’t even pronounce (let alone mold into an edible dish)?? As I sat down to dinner that night (hard boiled eggs and tuna straight out of the can – a more realistic and representative example of my cooking abilities), I knew I needed to rethink my approach. Let’s be honest. What do I know?

Thanks to my adventurous parents, I have been fortunate enough to travel travel travel from a very young age. I was six months old when I boarded my first transatlantic flight, and haven’t stopped since! My passion for seeing the world is on an upward trajectory, and shows no sign of slowing down.

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My recent move to Paris is doubly exciting for this reason – I see my one-year visa as a key to Europe. It’s my intention to board as many shaky puddle-jumping airplanes, 22-hour buses, and stifling, jam-packed trains as possible if it means I can see all the strange corners of this beautiful continent.

So, that’s what I’ve decided to base my blog on! All things travel: the planning, the packing*, the arrival, the destination, and the heartbreak of leaving a place that you know was meant for you. I don’t consider travel to be strictly about the place you’re going to, either. Books have always shaped my experiences abroad, so I plan on including a lot of commentary in that area as well. And of course, how can we forget food? Or drinks?! And tacky life-affirming quotes that everyone roles their eyes at but secretly loves!

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Don’t hesitate to send me a message if you want more details/information/encouragement about visiting a place – I’m more than happy to talk. À bientôt!

 

*But if I’m really sticking to what I know, I’d be wise to eliminate this part…

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