I'm a graduate student pursuing my M.A. and PhD in French who lives life with open arms. My friends and family are what motivate me the most. I'm known as the woman of the world, exploring new cultures, foods, traditions, and trying to make experiences that leave lasting impressions on me. This has not boded so well for the health of my wallet as of yet.
A bit shy and reserved at first, but don't let that throw you off. Once I feel comfortable around someone I'm fun-loving, sarcastic, and love to live life as it's meant to be lived - exploring new places, sharing laughs and drinks with friends, and trying to be the person who makes another person's life just a little bit better for having been a part of it. That's why I teach. I also live for the unusual and wonderful experiences life gives us - the moment when you think you're making a fool of yourself trying to pick up cake with chopsticks, the fun conversations you can strike up just standing in a bookshop, and the chance to see the natural painting that the sunset blazes across the sky every evening. The simplest things make me the happiest.
I'm French-Canadian, Italian, German, and Irish.
I'll reiterate in saying that the thing I love most in life is exploring cultures, traditions, and languages. I am particularly interested in India: I've been learning Hindi as well as several regional languages (Kannada, some Tamil, and Punjabi). I enjoy the very rich and diverse ethnic communities that are around Michigan, and I take every opportunity I can to surround myself in culture. My room is filled with souvenirs from all corners of the world that remind me of what I live for: exploration. From Turkish iznik and Indian craftwork to German woodwork and a 3-foot-tall Eiffel Tower (oui), I try to surround myself with the goals I have for my future adventures in my home. I have a great desire to visit every continent in my lifetime. I'd love a travel partner.
But what more is there to say? I keep changing, moving, and exploring, adding a page to my life story every day. So pretend like this self-summary is a work in progress.