Monday, August 31, 2015

Saying goodbye was not easy.... which is actually a good thing

At the end of July I finished my time at the school in France where I have been studying and working for the past ten months. I had the good fortune of working with some pretty amazing people who were not only colleagues and teachers, but friends. Here is a glimpse of a few of the people who have been a part of my journey this past year. By no means is this everyone, as I don't have pictures of many, but these are some of the people who made this year special for me.

I spent a LOT of time with these crazy guys

Partners in crime and fun

Patient teachers and dear friends

Baking Buddy, teacher, friend - she welcomed me into her life

Dedicated teacher and friend, she always made sure I was taken care of -
 and her kiddos were my favorite English students!

She was our housekeeper, but so much more

Our Chef, who patiently taught me French vocabulary for all things cooking related
This guy... he's an American-Frenchman with a huge heart full of kindness

Hospitable, kind, and super talented - she provided a home away from home

He put up with me day in and day out - providing laughter and balance in the chaos

And so, memories were made and friendships grew, and this is what made it difficult to say goodbye. I'm thankful it was difficult, because that means I was present and invested in relationships which have impacted me greatly and which will be truly missed. Thank you to all of you who were a part of my journey at Planete-Langues, you are now forever part of my story.

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