26 Hours in Paris

***Written on Tuesday, September 26 at 9:10pm Lundi, 25 septembre 2017 My first full day in France was a whirlwind of an adventure, but one I will never forget! For those who were wondering after the end of my last post, my checked bag was 22.5 kgs, so about a pound under the weight limit! […]

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Thy Will Be Done

***Text originally written on Sunday, September 24th, around 7pm, at O’Hare airport. Today is the day I’ve been waiting for since I got my TAPIF acceptance; my plane touches down in Paris in less than twelve hours! Sitting here in the airport, it all feels very surreal. This moment is one that I have dreamed […]

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How I am Packing for 8 Months Abroad

There is no beating around the bush—packing for TAPIF is a daunting task. Trying to fit my life into a checked bag, a backpack, and a purse, all while staying under the bag weight limit, is not an easy task! Being the chronic over-packer that I am, I knew that I was going to struggle […]

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Family Vacation and TAPIF Update: 11 Days Out

After being on vacation last week, we are back to regularly scheduled blogs! My parents and I went down to Branson, MO for the week and spent some time hanging out with some of my extended family. It was wonderfully relaxing and so, so fun to spend lots of quality time with everybody. Here are […]

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