I am a rule breaker, I don't follow social norms. I didn't back in Utah and I have continued to break rules throughout adulthood. How did this story about respect and breaking cultural rules turn into a story about smiling? Read on-
I love my Christmas Tree. This is a story about my first Christmas in Europe and how as a poor student I scored my first Christmas Tree. I will never forget my first Christmas in Europe and my tree is still sacred to me. Many of my friends tease me about my trees but they are also in awe of them.
There are so many kind Expats out there. Never shy away from a spontaneous invitations and for by all means chat with strangers. This is the advice you normally don't give to people but I would have missed out on a lot if I wouldn't have started convversations with random passer-bys.
Oui Maman! Living in France I came to understand and love the French education of children. It took me about 5 years and actually leaving the country for me to understand the key element! It is magical.