Monthly Archives: April 2014

You have to say goodbye if you want to say hello

My heartstrings are being torn every which way to the point my heart feels it must burst. I prefer to think that it won’t burst; that instead, it will stretch, growing larger so it can contain all the sentiments it feels. It is a … Continue reading

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Grateful to have people to miss

Today was my last time at the aumônerie in Nîmes. The next meeting will happen after I’ve left the country. I am so grateful that I made so many friends through the aumônerie and I will miss them dearly. I … Continue reading

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Pèlerinage sur la plage

This weekend, I participated in a pilgrimage at La Grande Motte to celebrate Palm Sunday. It was open to all aumôneries des étudiants and aumôneries des jeunes professionnels in the Languedoc-Rousillon region. It was a great experience and I made … Continue reading

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Operation Rubber Duck

Operation Rubber Duck. Mission Accomplished. Mwahhahahahaha! Ahem.. Enjoy

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The Practical Things for TAPIF: Pass Education

As an assistant, you are entitled to a Pass Éducation. It’s one of those things it would be nice for you to be informed about at orientation, but you’re not. It’s a pass that allows you free access to all National … Continue reading

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Playing the tour guide, meeting assistants

These last two weekends, I’ve been able to play tour guide for some fellow assistants. Last weekend, I met Dana of the fantastic blog The Great Big World- As Told by Dana and a few of her friends. It was fantastic meeting … Continue reading

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Bienvenue au pays des anges, mon amie

“Welcome to the land of angels, my friend” Some things, you simply cannot predict. We forget that we are not immortal, that death is inevitable, yet we cannot always say how or when we may be called away from this life. My … Continue reading

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