and the circus left a few days ago as well.
but i’ve realized that my ratio of doing to thinking has reversed since i’ve been in france.
at UT, i was always in class, in studio, studying, working, prepping, driving, memorizing, experimenting, making, photographing, developing, soldering, partying, etc. – i rarely had time for myself to think.
but here in france, i don’t do much. so that leads to a lot of thinking.
which is bad. because i’m leaving may 11th and i’ve yet to accomplish many of the goals i set for myself before i came to france.
so now, i’m ramping up my efforts!
-finish my german grammar book + 2 french grammar books
-find out how french style bakeries ended up taiwan when it is definitely not part of the (historical) culture
-start searching and interviewing people for my research for my eventual plans to go to grad school
-make friends with the patissiers and fromagers and other people who work in specialty shops here in evreux
-see if i can even do the CAP patissier program
-continue my bookshelf/collection/memory photography project
that’s just a glimpse. the entire list is scattered across multiple pages in my handwritten journals.
but it all makes perfect sense – i am never productive until i start feeling pressure. and in this case, pressure is a set date of when i’m returning home.