It all started in the 7th grade when, after a 6-week trial with each, we had to choose a foreign language to study the following year: French or Spanish. Despite the fact that I had always planned to study Spanish, I didn’t like the teacher, so in the end I picked French. And thus began a love (and sometimes hate) affair with the French language, culture and history. But never in a million years did the 7th grade me think that I would end up here…
A 31-year-old American,
And native Ohioan.
Married to a Frenchie.
Currently living near Bordeaux…
After having previously lived in multiple Ohio cities, Tours, Rome and Paris.
Fluent in French (though with an accent that is très Américain).
Mother/slave to a French kitty named Rasteau.
A former (and very reluctant) English teacher…
Turned auto entrepreneur working in bilingual administrative and customer services…
But still trying to decide what I want to be when I grow up.
An amoureuse of French culture…
Except the administration, bien sûr.
French food and wine aficionado still dreaming of peanut butter, tex-mex and Dr. Pepper.
A gourmande who loves to cook, especially Asian, Mexican and Italian…
Though also addicted to German and Eastern European cuisine.
A small-town girl with a big desire to see the world.
A history buff.
Language-lover with a B.A. and an M.A. in French and a minor in Italian.
A realist (because I like to think I’m not a pessimist and I know I’m not an optimist).
A book and Kindle enthusiast.
Perfectionist to a fault and obsessed with the to-do list.
Véritable city-girl at heart who has no idea what to do with her giant garden.
Very stubborn and perhaps overly opinionated.
Not afraid to offend (and sometimes delighted to do so).
And an expat blogger who is not afraid to tell the truth (be it good or bad).
Hi, I’m Michele and welcome to my blog! Here at Michele’s Life en Franglais I have been talking about my everyday life in France, cultural differences, how I got here, being an expat, travel and anything else that comes to mind since 2009. Really, I’m just another American in France sharing the ups and downs of my life split between two countries, two cultures and two languages.
Enjoy, or should I say bonne lecture!