This Thursday will mark ten months that I’ve been living in France. Many readers have asked me questions about the experience: What is life like for a Canadian living in France? What is it like studying abroad? How is life immersed in a non-English speaking country? Until now, I’ve held back writing a full article, […]
Should You Wander the World or Build a Home?
I’m taking a break from my normal, opinionated rants to pose a question: should your twenties be devoted to wandering the world, living in many places, but never deeply? Or should they be spent picking a place to live and investing your time to build a home from that place? I’ll share my thoughts on […]
Does the Ideal Life Depend on Your City?
I’m Canadian, but I’m currently living in the south of France. And, for the last five months, I’ve been doing something I never would have considered back home. I’m not talking about drinking wine, eating baguettes or speaking French (although I’ve been doing plenty of those things). No, I’m talking about riding a bicycle. For […]
My Mistakes and Triumphs in Learning a Foreign Language
It’s been awhile since I posted about my goal to become fluent in French. For the new people here, I’ve been spending the last 8-9 months practicing the language, with the last 4.5 living in France. First off, I’m definitely not a language learning expert. This is my first attempt at learning a foreign language, […]