Tag Archives: Learn French…in the process!!


30 Sep


(Picture of me on Devils Bridge in Sedona last weekend…Photo courtesy of my love and favorite photographer BHG)

Week 12

I cannot believe its been twelve weeks since I started 365 til 30!!! That’s insane. I keep feeling like there is still so much to accomplish in 9 months and I get overwhelmed. But, then I remember I have crossed Camping and Tassajara off the list…I am actively learning how to speak French and how to cook and I have been volunteering for Food on Foot…makes me feel a little better! I really got to get going on the Tango classes. Maybe I haven’t yet because I KNOW I will make a fool of myself:)

All in all I am pretty grateful for everything in my life at the moment. The last 3 months has been a crazy adventure and totally different than I imagined it to be.  I have dreamed big and can start to see some of my dreams actualize and it’s a crazy feeling. I truly can’t wait to see what the next 9 months has in store.

Last night Brian brought me to my first Rosh Hashana dinner at his Grandmother’s house and I highly enjoyed myself! Except for my aversion to chopped liver. ewwwww.

-What Inspired me this week?-

My first Bon Appetit magazine arrived in the mail! I cannot believe I have a subscription to a cooking magazine… I am ready to cook!

Spending time with Rachel aka One Part Gypsy . It’s such a delight to have her back in LA. I love love love talking about creative stuff with her.

-What am I grateful for this week?-

Brian’s parents for offering their lovely home in Sedona to us!

The fun-filled weekend in Sedona with Bri Guy, Alex, Colin and Ari. Yeaaaap!

My new fit account

Menchies frozen yogurt

-What Surprised me this week?-

How frigging hot it was this time of year in Sedona. I melted!

An unexpected meeting.

What a type A student my mother is.


“There are two things to aim at in life; first to get what you want, and after that to enjoy it. Only the wisest of mankind has achieved the second.

Logan Pearsall Smith



29 Sep


My mom is kicking my ass at learning French! She’s obsessed. OBSESSED. She has taken to only texting me in French…often taking it a step further by  putting the pronunciation of words in parenthesis next to them. When I read her texts I think…how is she already writing sentences in French and…my mother is kicking my ass at learning French.

I would have gone my whole life never knowing my Mom was a type A student if it wasn’t for this experience. In class she sits in the front row with a huge grin on her face, often turning around (because I am not in the front row) and mouthing “Isn’t this fun?!”  to me multiple times. Throughout the week she also likes to ask me daily if I have finished my French homework (she always has in case you were wondering). I love and ADORE my mother but she’s kicking my ass at learning French.

Merde (Shit)


Text from my mother before my trip to Sedona

“Mais bon voyage a Brian (pronounced Bree-YON) and tu!! Je t’adore.”


3 Aug


Je suis tellement excité à suivre des cours de français!


 I am so excited to take French classes!