Category About Me

Molly’s European Year: a Recap in Words and Pictures

I will be leaving Austria in exactly one week. After that, I have a two day layover in Iceland, but then it’s home sweet home (Alabama) for Christmas. I’ve been trying for a few weeks now to find the best way to capture the magical insanity that has been the last thirteen months of my […]

1st Month–A General Update

Hey friends, (all 534 wordpress followers + the folks at home!) It’s been a pretty busy month. To recap: I flew from Alabama to London, arriving on November 7th. I spent seven awesome days in merry ole England, and then headed to Krenglbach, Austria to rest, do laundry, and meet my host family. It was […]

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. […]

Happy Birthday to me!

The best birthday gift I could have gotten. I can’t wait to see this little face in person!

FINAL COUNTDOWN: 17 Days

I’m getting within spitting distance of my Austrian Adventure (dun-dun-DAH!), and I’m not totally sure that it’s sinking in. I was proud of myself for not being overly anxious, but then I started having dreams in which I try to order coffee, but when I say, “eine Tasse Kaffee, bitte,” the lady at the counter gives me […]

Ein Paar Updates

My host mother in Austria (Doris) is having another baby! I arrive in mid-November, and her due date is February 18th. I am so excited to be a part of such an important time for their family. When they look back on the birth of their second child, I will be in those memories! Also, […]

Books for Anna Sophie

When I was researching au pair positions, I was surprised to find that my most desirable characteristic isn’t anything I have worked for–my education, my experience with children–but something I have always had: fluency in the English language. All of a sudden, I became aware of the privilege of being a native English speaker, how […]