Familiar and Strange

I’ve been back in America for some time now, and it’s been just as strange as people said it would be. Coming back to Florida, to the place I’ve lived for almost my whole life, the things I’ve taken for granted, consider normal, feels strange. One of the biggest things I’ve noticed is just how…

Read More

The Final Countdown

I can’t believe it. I have one week, and then I leave. These months have gone so fast, in a tornado of trains and French and classes and sandwiches from the boulangerie. I’ve been realizing that this city has truly become my home since I came. When I leave, will leave a piece of myself…

Read More

Touchdown in Paris!

I’d say today was  long day, but honestly that past 48 hours has all muddled together into a muddy recollection of airports and buses and planes. No matter how tired I am, I am here. In Paris. A city I’ve only ever dreamed of. It is what I imagined? Well, from my first three hours,…

Read More

Worlds Away…

Wow. Two weeks feels like two years. I’ve gone so much, and spent time in three different countries, speaking three different languages. And, I know I keep saying this but it’s still so mind-blowing to me, I’ve seen sights I’ve only heard of or read about in books. I even saw the Pope! Italy was…

Read More

Interview with the Director

Yesterday was really cool, but also nerve wrecking. Let me explain. For my independent study, I’m looking at this show going on in Paris called UBU, a production based on Ubu Roi. I’ve been studying the play and the background of the production, and eventually I’m going to write a big casebook on it full…

Read More

Looking Back and Looking Forward

I’ve been thinking a lot lately about how I’ve been adjusting the city, because without a doubt I have. I remember my first time on the metro, early in the morning, unsure where my school was, a little scared and a little nervous. I saw all the people around me, the Parisians, garbed in black…

Read More

Sunny Days for my Birthday

So much seems to happen between these entries, I wish I had the time to write more, but I know by the time I’m done here I could fill a book with it all! So, I’ll start with the important things. First off, I’m a year older. I turned 21 on the 21st of February,…

Read More

Blinded in the City of Light

It’s been almost exactly two weeks since I’ve last written, and I’ve done and seen so much. Let’s start with the orientation week, the first week here. It was crazy, finally seeing the city and all the things I’ve only read about or seen in movies. We visited Saint Chapelle, which is one of the…

Read More

The Pre-Departure…

I’ve had a countdown app on my phone for two weeks now, ticking down to the time I take my first flight across the Atlantic. I check it everyday, but this whole trip still doesn’t seem “real”. I’ve never been abroad before. I’ve only flown twice in my life, to Pennsylvania. The furthest I’ve been…

Read More