As The Leaves Turn

Hi Blog, It’s been a minute since my last post and that is for many reasons. Chicago has been very busy and hectic. I no longer feel like a tourist and I’m no longer scared of the CTA. These past few weeks I have really settle in my internship. I have great experiences with the …

Chicago the City that NEVER Sleeps

Hey Everyone! It’s been a minute, this week has been fairly busy for me! I’ve experienced so much since the last blog. From the crazy busy red line to the chill blue line my work days have been amazing. I’ve been video editing for INDIRAP Productions and it has been a journey! This past week …

Not So Tourist Of Me

Hello! From Chicago Everyone, This week was full of big experiences, especially in the career department. I started my internship at INDIRAP, a video production company that pushes content marketing through short commercials and many other marketing plans. I’m working with the post-production team and I’ve learned so much this week. On day one, I …

Closing A Chapter

Well, this is the end of this journey. Once again, I am so thankful to have had this opportunity and will be forever changed by it. I spent much of this past week wrapping up final projects both within my classes and at my internship, and it was very bittersweet. It was really weird to …

A New Me

Happy Easter everyone! Given the spirit of the day, I wanted to dedicate this week’s blog post to discussing what I have learned about myself this past semester off campus. As I have mentioned before, I think that I have experienced more personal growth than anything else while here in Chicago and I’m going to …

An Eventful Week

I am currently writing this blog in my bedroom at home in Holland, and it feels so strange. This is the last time that I will be sitting here until I’m officially moved back home in three short weeks, but I think I’m ready for it. Chicago has provided me with so much insight into …

Teaching English, Learning French

Coffee is a fact of life here in France, but each Tuesday and Thursday, I make sure to get my espresso extra strong. Why? These are the days I head to my student teaching internship at a local middle school here in Nantes, and those kids have a lot of energy.  Personally, teaching has been …

Warm Weather, Good Friends, and New Tats

It amazes me how much the weather can positively affect one’s mood. Once again, we had another warm day here in Chicago. Temperatures reached almost 75 degrees, and everyone was out even though it was a Monday. This is definitely one of the benefits of a COVID world- being able to work remotely. For the …

Home

And so here we are on another Sunday. This week absolutely flew by, and I think that is due to how busy I have been the past few days. I typically only go into my internship once a week, but this week I was able to get out of my room three out of the …

Chapter 4: The Simple Things

“Only boring people get bored.” – Sofi Byrum These are words that I have been trying to live by throughout this semester. Sometimes it is really easy to get stuck in the routine of the week, and only live for the weekends. A typical week for me looks like Monday- Thursday working at my social …