Monthly Archives: November 2013

10 Things I’ve Learned

It’s been a busy 22 days since I left America the Beautiful, and in honor of Thanksgiving and the sense of self-reflection it always inspires–here’s are 10 things I have learned about myself and the world around me in the past few weeks. 1. I need to pay attention to my protein and caffeine levels. […]

It’s the little things…

In my first days of living with an Austrian family, I’ve noticed a few differences from my experiences at home in the USA (besides all the German). Nothing bad or earth-shattering, but funny little things that I wouldn’t have thought about. 1. House shoes. I don’t think I have ever worn them before–isn’t that what […]

Reverse Itinerary: London

When I worked in the writing center at my college, I would often take people’s paper drafts and make an outline of what they had already written. I found this more useful, sometimes, than an outline before drafting, because this “reverse” outline showed what they had actually written, instead of what they thought they were […]

Travelin’ Tales

Well, I have been in London for a few days now, having lots and lots of fun (while recovering from jet lag) so I haven’t really been thinking about blogging until now. Today I’m taking an early night, resting my feet, and taking a chance to update you all on what’s been going on. So, […]

Packing for a Year Abroad

On Tuesday afternoon, I begin my trans-Atlantic journey toward my year as an au pair in Austria! It’s been such a long time coming, but now the flights (all five of them) are imminent, and all my last minute preparations are coming together. Mostly, packing. I’m only taking one suitcase and a carry-on, because I […]