Monday, September 10, 2012

A New Year Abroad.

Kyle and I have started another year living abroad, we are living in France for another year while Kyle plays basketball with Limoges CSP. We feel it's very important to take advantage of the opportunity we've been given living overseas, so this year we made a list of goals we'd like to accomplish while living in France. These are little goals that will open our minds to new things, helping us step out of our comfort zone and add memories to this chapter of our lives.


  • Become more proficient  when it comes to the French language. Kyle definitely has a leg up on me with this goal, he studied French in high school as well as college. I have the tendency to smile and nod while not knowing what is said to me, this year I promise to become a better student of the language. 
  • Go for a walk every night. This has become a huge part of our routine. After dinner each night, we put on the dog's leash and go for a walk around the neighborhood. It is one of my favorite things to do and it is one of the more simple things as well.
  • Read more. 
  • Stress less.
  • Run more. 
  • Learn how to make great meatballs. This one is a little silly, but I come from a family of great cooks and I prefer to go out to eat or call for takeout rather then cooking myself. So it is my goal to master some form of cooking, I went with meatballs because lets face it who doesn't love a good meatball. 
My first attempt at making meatballs was a home run.
  • Become a master of distinguishing artisan cheeses. We are in France a land full of amazing cheeses, what better place to learn.
  • Be able to differentiate different types of wine. Again, we are in France where the wine is plentiful,very inexpensive, meaning it's a great place to learn. 
Our first cheese tasting, we started simple with gruyere, maasdam and parmesan. All three equally delicious. 

What are some goals that you've set for yourself this year?


Anonymous said...

Love the goals that are oriented toward doing MORE of what you love and LESS of what doesn't add to your life. Best of luck on your goals to become more proficient in speaking French!

Amy said...

My goals for this year:
- to appreciate each moment as if it was the last.
- not being afraid of the unknown and dare trying things.
- be concentrate on people I like.
- do something for myself every week inspite of my job.

And if you need any help in learning French I'm sure a lot of people (among I) will help you to improve.
Have a blessed year in Limoges Meg.
Take care.

Meggie said...

Thanks for reading Erin and you are totally right, goals aimed at what you love definitely enrich your life that much more.

Merci! ;)

Amy, those are some great goals, I might have to take some of yours and add them to my list for the year. Thanks for always coming back and reading!

Meg xoxo

cominghomesoon said...

Yes to all of the above...well, besides the cheese thing, I'm all over that, I love me some cheese! I'm in the same position as you...I need to learn French, so bad...its so difficult though.
This year is the year though...

Good luck with all your goals, will check in with you regularly!

Oh, and I need to find a starbucks in Lyon! Fingers crossed for me!


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