You guys will laugh when you hear this story. So, yesterday Lizzie and I headed down to Monches to explore and take pictures. My goal of the day was to find a field of flowers to take pictures in. First, we ended up getting lost and going through a back road near Holy Hill. Then, we finally made to a field(no flowers present) and we thought everything was good, everything was great. But we were WRONG!
So, summer is coming around the corner I know that’s the time when everyone travels or checks things off their bucket list. If you haven’t already chosen places to see this summer or want a little more inspiration; I put together my top cities to explore and things to do.
First I wanted to say sorry for not writing a lot since my birthday, but it’s been so busy. Schools almost over and in 3 months I’m off. Before I go I wanted to let everyone know a few of my favorite “getaway” places to see in Wisconsin. These aren’t on your regular tourist sights to see, but I love secret places that no one knows of and I’m sure there are people out there who feel the same. So without further a do here’s my Top 5 Sights to See.
February 20, 2016
Yesterday, after my grandparents picked me up from work and drove me up to their house. I was met with my aunt’s dog Cece, which I thought nothing of until… my Aunt Mary said,” SURPRISE!” I still knew nothing of it until I saw the birthday cake on the table. It was an amazing surprise and even though there was only three other people. 🙂 Overall awesome surprise and I never saw it coming. Thank you Grandma, Grandpa, and Aunt Mary for a surprise party.
February 6, 2016
Hey guys sorry I haven’t been posting recently, but I just wanted to update everyone really quick and then explain what I did for my early sweet 16 birthday party.
First, my application has been accepted by AFS-USA and is now in the process of being accepted by AFS-FRANCE, so it looks like everything is going well so far. Anyway I may not be posted about my study abroad application process because it may take a couple of months for AFS-FRANCE to accept my application.
Anyway now for the other subject I’m going to be talking about, which I’m really excited to share, my sweet 16! To start off, I wanted my decor and everything else to be budget friendly and affordable, so I did most of the stuff myself (DIY). First, was the birthday invitations, which for my travel themed party was a boarding pass with all the information needed so people knew where to be and what time to show up. With the boarding pass came a mini passport where people could bring to the party and collect stamps from the cities we traveled too.
Second, I came up with a simple agenda plan to show everyone what was happening during the party. I also ended up having four countries that we were planing to “visit”; Paris, France; Rome, Italy; London, England; and New York, New York. Also in each location we did an activity.
Many people who study languages and want to become fluent or people who want to travel the world may have had the thought of traveling/studying abroad flow through their mind. There are many reasons to study abroad, but in this week’s blog I’m going to write about the 5 reasons to study abroad in high school. Continue reading
To start off, this week’s post is going to be a little shorter than the other last posts, but I just wanted to document my past few activities with my French club.
So, this year’s first French Club meeting was the annual Scavenger Hunt (2015). Last year I didn’t get a chance to go, but this year I really wanted to meet new people and get a chance to practice more French outside of school. Overall, it was so much fun. I meet so many friends and got to meet even more new ones. Though my team didn’t get first it was still a great experience and was very fun when my team and I had to act out different words in French to people living in the surrounding neighborhoods.
Many of you may be reading my blog or seeing my twitter for my Etsy and wondering why I would choose to study abroad. I am in my sophomore year of high school and next year, junior year, I hope to leave my home, friends, and family for a whole year to move to France. Now, some of friends have asked my with puzzled expressions, “What about the ACT or the SAT we have to take next year.” Well, I’m here to say that I’ve talked to my counselor already and we have everything worked out, but thanks for worrying about me. No, but really everyone has been either confused why I would go, or really surprised; which, to say at the least is really nice because it feels good to have people you can lean on and talk to.
Now back to why I really want to study abroad…To start off, I randomly got the idea, “I want to study abroad.” But the problem was I didn’t know anything about it at all… and I mean at all, NOTHING, ZERO, ZIP. As I started to talk to my counselor she suggested AFS, a program for studying abroad. I researched their programs and where people could study abroad. When I saw people could study abroad in France, I knew I had to do it. Also from my research, I found out I could stay in another country for up to a year, a YEAR!! And that amazed me, that I could say I lived in another country and got to experience the culture, people, and traditions. I have to admit my number one reason to study abroad would be experience a different culture that I am obsessed with, aka France. Kinda creepy, I know, but I feel that if I was born again I would be a french person, just saying.
Overall, if I don’t raise enough money this year to study abroad, I will be trying my hardest to raise enough to go senior year. No matter what, I will raise enough even if I have to pick up a few odd jobs here and there.
Quote of the Week:
But as Colin Powell once said, “A dream doesn’t become reality through magic; It takes sweat, determination, and and hard work.”