Category Au Pair

Running. Updates & Upgrades

Running: Metaphorically, it’s all I’ve been doing for years. At the end of September, I stopped running and moved back to the United States. And since moving back, I’ve been moving forward.

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A Strange Kind of Homesickness

The only stable home I’ve had as an adult hasn’t been tangible. It’s been me. My identity. My self. I’m homesick for the person I used to be.

Forays into French Bureaucracy: La Direccte

Once you’ve found your French host family and have negotiated and drawn up the terms of your contract, the next step is to get it officially signed, stamped and validated by la Direccte.

Paris after Charlie Hebdo

Life in Paris right now isn’t normal, but it’s not completely not normal either.

Chez les Nogentais

All about my host family and my first week in Nogent-sur-Marne.