Reconnaissante (adj.): qui a de la reconnaissance, de la gratitude

(Grateful (adj.): one who has the recognition of gratitude)

I’ve officially been in France for 60 days (how has it already been that long?!), and boy, oh boy, do you have a lot to be grateful for. While I’m sure I could make a list that goes on forever, here are 6 things about being in France that really make my heart sing.

1.) Baguette (& cheese & wine), aka my true love(s). My parents can attest to this fact, given that nearly every time I’m on FaceTime with them, I am eating at least one, if not a combination, of these three items.

2.) In a land of endless bisous, friends and colleagues who know how much I love hugs and will willingly give them to me. Honestly, bisous+hugs=the best of both worlds.

3.) Having T as a roommate, fellow assistant, and friend. She really is the best ❤

4.) My colleagues. I truly believe I work with some of the best people out there. Their kindness is overwhelming and their care for their students is evident in all they do. I know I have been incredibly blessed to work on a staff with so many other passionate and motivated educators.

5.) My students. Gosh, they are incredible! While of course not every lesson is well-received and a huge success (I am still working teenagers, after all), I would say that at least 95% of the students I work with are excited and motivated to improve their English, which is all I could really ask for.

6.) My family and friends back home. Their unwavering support means more to mean than I can put into words. I love you.

I hope that everyone takes a minute today to reflect upon what you’re grateful for it really helps put this experience into perspective.

Happy Thanksgiving!

Until next time,


One thought on “Reconnaissante

  1. L. says:

    I’m grateful for having you as both a colleague and friend out there in Clamecy ! We have still many things to experience, explore and to be grateful for during your journey, though. “Bisous” as we say it 🙂

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