Final TAPIF Goals Update

Way back in August, I created a blog post about my TAPIF goals and back in December, I did a halfway-point check-in. Now that I’ve been home for a few weeks, I figured it was about time to revisit those goals and update y’all on the final outcome. Did I succeed at reaching my goals? […]

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Was it Worth it? My Review on TAPIF

If you’ve been with me from the beginning (you deserve a big shout-out if you have!), you would probably know that my road to becoming a TAPIF Assistant wasn’t the easiest. Back in April 2017, I had to make the very difficult decision between attending graduate school after receiving an official acceptance and riding out […]

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A Weekend in Chicago

I spent the weekend celebrating this soon-to-be bride and it couldn’t have been better! It was a bachelorette weekend filled with adventure, laughs, and way too much sugar 🙂 Until next time, Michaela

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Everything’s Bigger in Texas

I’ve officially been home from France for just over a week—if I’m being honest, it still feels a bit weird to be home. I keep expecting for someone to speak to me in French, give me bisous upon greeting, and fall back into the slow-and-steady French way of life. Instead, I’m thinking in both languages […]

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My Hardest Goodbye

*Written Tuesday, May 1st, 2018, around 6:30pm. As I write this, I’m sitting on the train to Paris, knowing that in 24 hours, I’ll be back in Illinois and sleeping in my own bed. I’ve cried way more than I care to admit and my heart hurts at the thought of leaving this place, this […]

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