Have you ever heard the expression, Those who can’t do, teach? For the record, I disagree. Everyone knows that those who can’t do, blog. And I’m lucky enough to do both! I’m heading back to France this fall to teach English at the University of Nantes. Je m’appelle Professeur Lucy.
FAQ about mon voyage:
Q: When are you going to Paris?
A: I’m not, I’m going to Nantes.
Q: Do you speak French?
A: Nah, but how hard can it be?
A: No, of course I speak French. Don’t you read my blog?
Q: Aren’t you going to be homesick?
A: I can’t talk about that online. The haters are everywhere.
*Editor’s note: The Europeans of Buzzfeed didn’t dig my post, 35 Things You Appreciate About America After Living in Europe.
Q: Is it through TAPIF?
A: No, but it is very official, as was my acceptance letter. Q: But don’t you have a boyfriend?
A: Yes, and girls with boyfriends have passports too. *Editor’s note: Okay, okay, as much as I want to be an independent woman and make Beyoncé proud, I would be lying if I said that I didn’t consider staying closer to my friends and my family and—yes, fine, whatever—my boyfriend. But what do I look like, Lauren “The Girl Who Didn’t Go To Paris To Stay Home With Jason Wahler” Conrad? There is still wine to be drunk, shoes to be bought, art to be seen! The French need me.