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

  1. 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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