Welcome to my blog! When I started writing posts a little over two years ago, I was writing a lot about my French-American & bilingual family living in St. Louis, Missouri. Over the years, our dream of moving to the South of France to live there permanently and raise our children there transformed into a solid decision we made in the fall of 2011. I’ve written a lot about that decision, how it came to be, what we had to do to get ready to make the move, how friends and family reacted, the frustration of not being in control of exactly when we would be able to make the move, and the list goes on.
In the summer of 2013 we moved to Béziers, France. Prior to that, I had been a high school French teacher in St. Louis. I enjoyed traveling to over fourteen European countries with my students every summer for fourteen years (not all 14 at once!). It was so much fun, and I hope to somehow continue working with teen travel now that we live in France. Just this summer I had the opportunity to work with a French immersion program for teenagers from around the world in Montpellier.
Now that the summer has passed, and the routine of daily life is beginning to take shape, I’m working very hard to get my online language school up and running. I’m also giving French and English immersion classes in Béziers, and it’s more fun than I ever could have imagined!
What I love most of all about writing this blog is sharing my passion to travel and discover different ways of living and viewing the world with my husband and children. This is a great life we’re given the opportunity to live, and it’s my goal to try and remember that life is a fleeting gift that’s meant to be enjoyed.