It is December 2018 and on the heels of the holidays everyone is paired up. I’m surrounded by couples who are constantly searching for an opportunity to begin kissing – passionately! On the metro traveling from point A to B, how to pass the time? Kiss! Stopped to cross the road and waiting for theContinue reading “Catfished in France”
Let me give you some advice you didn’t ask for and probably don’t need – if you live in Lyon, France do not make a Tinder account. Even if it’s the depths of winter and you’re feeling some type of way because Valentine’s day is a mere 3 weeks away and you don’t want toContinue reading “Tindering in France”
Wake up. Check email – nothing but junk. Have breakfast. New email alert – random messages from a mailing list I’ve unsubscribed from multiple times. Read a few pages of my library book before I realize my eyes are glazing over the words and nothing is registering. Look longingly towards my bed and consider goingContinue reading “How to survive a job hunt”
1. Where do you get your inspiration for your writing: Hearing someone tell a story in their unique voice inspires me to do the same. I love reading the work of Caribbean authors who write the way we speak. There’s a lot of deliberate humor in our dialogue and eavesdropping on a conversation between twoContinue reading “Get to know me in 10 questions”
For the past 3 weeks I’ve been on an island in the middle of the Caribbean Sea staying at my childhood home that has in the years since i’ve left it been transformed into what I imagine the garden of Eden might have looked like. I wake up to the sound of the trees rustling in the island breeze and a variety of birds singing in chorus. donkeys bray in the distance.
I spent yesterday afternoon with Jeanne. Jeanne is a French woman whose family I lived with during my first 4 months in Lyon. She lives with her husband and has two children who visit her often. I like Jeanne a lot. Even though sometimes she says thing to me that make me want to giveContinue reading “the universe sends us exactly what we need”
These past few weeks have been really good. So good that I feel as if I am living in a dream. So good that when I ride my bike home and when I’m sure there are no cars besides me I belt out the lyric from a favorite song.
Three little birds, sat on my window and they told me I don’t need to worry.
I come home and I’m full of energy, I listen to music and clean up a bit then settle down to complete any outstanding assignments. I’m motivated to prepare a healthy meal and sit and feel thankful while I drink a cup of lemon black tea. How am I so lucky? How is life so great? I want to live forever. I have so many plans of good things to do, ways I can help people. I’m really impressed with who I turned out to be. Thank you, a million times thank you.
I’ve been in france almost a year and I find myself reflecting on this time and smiling at how everything worked out perfectly in the end. Exactly how I would have wanted it. Anybody who asks me now how is life in france I’d reply ‘it’s so good. It’s so soo good.’ But it would be a bit dishonest because
Wake up in the morning. Check email. Nothing but junk. Have breakfast. Check email. Random messages from mailing list you’ve unsubscribed from multiple times. Read. Work on assignment. Check email. Nothing. Close computer, unlock phone check email nothing.
I totally forgot about man spreading until I moved to Lyon and started taking public transportation daily. It’s a strange experience sitting on the metro next to a guy whose legs are so wide open you’d think there was an invisible force pulling each knee apart.