27 May 2008

Hello all.

It's been almost a year since I last updated this, so I figured it was time for an update.

For those of you who've just found this site, it's a blog chronicling 11 months that I spent living in the 2nd arrondissement of Paris from August 2006 - July 2007. While I was there I worked as an au pair for a Franco-American family with four children, and lived rent-free in a studio apartment they also owned, while studying political science at l'Institut des Etudes Politiques de Paris, or Sciences Po.

Since I began writing this I've had so many e-mails from people letting me know that it's been a helpful resource for them. Many of them will be attending Sciences Po, or studying abroad in Europe, or just planning a trip. I never thought anyone would actually find this useful, but I'm so glad it has been! For this reason, I've decided to leave this particular site up as it is. If I embark on any new adventures I think are worth recording, I'll throw a link up here.

I've been back in the United States for 11 months now, finishing up my B.A. at the University of Washington. On June 14th, I graduated with a major in international studies and a minor in French. I was originally a French major, but realized hastily upon returning from studying abroad that I'd need to add a fifth year to complete all the required coursework.

Last fall I did an internship at Seattle Weekly, an alternative newspaper, and I wrote for my school newspaper for the last few months of school.

At the beginning of July I moved to Moscow, Idaho to take a job at the Moscow-Pullman Daily News. I'm now a legitimate journalist, being paid to write stories. I even have my own beat (education). So far I love it.

Thanks for reading, everyone.

If anyone's interested....
Seattle Weekly articles
The Daily of the University of Washington articles