I just got back from an extended trip through Northern France, and so I thought I’d pick up this goal again. Can I keep my language skills solid on my own? The picture above is of Les Anneaux, a series of rings by artist Daniel Buren in the city of Nantes. They are white by day, but they light up at exactly the time that the sun sets. It was really cool to watch this happen. I worked on some French grammar today, and I started watching an adorable web series about a little French boy who is secretly a super hero. This was my first time traveling alone in France, outside of Paris, and I feel like it was a great refresher for me. I stayed entirely at AirBnBs, not just because they were SOOOO much cheaper than hotels, but because it forced me to really talk to people beyond buying a ticket, ordering food, or inquiring after the toilets. I stayed with a single mom, a college student, and a dyed-in-the-wool bachelor, and I really enjoyed experiencing a diverse range of French daily life.