1er Mars

They say that March comes in like a lion and goes out like a lamb. I think global warming has mixed that proverb up a little, because following a period of chilly fog and huge wind storms mid-February, it’s been 60s and sunny for weeks.

However, March has come in with a brand new Slice of Life Story Challenge! I participated last year, thanks to my mom, and will attempt once again to tell a story on my blog each day during this month. Though I’m already really energized by reading others’ writing, I’m a bit nervous about my own, as this month has completely snuck up on me and I haven’t prepared nearly as well as I’d like to. But nevertheless, I will persist!

It helps that a lot has changed since last year’s challenge. Then, I was a full-time substitute teacher at an elementary school in Arlington, VA. Now, I’m an English as a Foreign Language teacher in three elementary schools in Marseille, France. Then, I spent my weekends eating pizza and running children’s birthday parties at a museum in DC. Now, I spend my weekends coloring flashcards and drinking wine next to the Mediterranean. Then, I was working towards coming back to France. Now, I’m here trying to figure out what to work towards next…

Looking forward to sharing some slices with you about all of these transitions, and everything I’ve been meaning to share, but haven’t had proper motivation to !!

À bientôt mes nouveaux amis! ❂



Slice of Life is a daily writing challenge during the month of March hosted by Two Writing Teachers. Visit their blog for more information about the challenge and for advice and ideas about how to participate.

18 thoughts on “1er Mars

  1. I enjoyed reading you last year and look forward to this year’s posts, Anne!
    Three schools- sounds busy. I hope to get to know each one, and some funny French kids.
    Or maybe get drawn to the beach and the wine vicariously!
    Here’s to writing!

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      1. there’s definitely an irony to living in Marseilles and nor eating fish. I hope garlic was not off the menu too. Cajun gumbo — also based on a dark roux –is comparable and although usually including shellfish and oysters, is also made with just chicken and sausage


  2. Hi Anne! I so enjoyed reading your post. I suspect that others will join me in thinking that reading about your every day experiences in France will lull us all into thoughts of travel and fun! Looking forward to reading more!

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  3. Welcome back, Anne! I loved your then and now structure! I love the sound of French and wish I could remember more of my High School French. You are a fortunate girl, indeed!

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  4. Anne, I remember reading your posts last year as you planned for this move. I’m glad you took the plunge and made the move. I don’t have to tell you about the wonders of France. You live there. In a few years, when we retire, we will likely head back to my husband’s homeland. Visiting one a year just doesn’t cut it anymore.

    Loved reading your transformation from a year ago until now. Looking forward to seeing more.
    Best wishes. Bon courage.

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