About Me

How do we define ourselves? Is it by our relationships?  Our jobs?  Our hobbies?  Our hometown?  With those labels, I am a mother of two, a wife, a public defender, a dancer and a San Franciscan.  But what if we defined ourselves by our experiences?  The places we’ve explored?  The languages we speak?  Nine countries and five languages later each trip, each language has shaped a new piece of me.  I am a flamenco dancer.  I am a maker of red curry, paella, Creole salmon, warm goat cheese salad and spanakopita.   I am a wearer of French perfume.  I am a Greek mythology buff and a thrill seeking zip liner.   I feel my personality change depending on the language I am speaking.  I speak softer when I speak French.  In Spanish, I understand love in a multi-dimensional way.  When I speak Greek, I am like a Nancy Drew detective, solving the code and breaking down the meanings of words.  Life was not meant to be lived in one place or spoken in one language.  Life is an adventure not a destination.  Welcome to my adventures in fluency……

If you talk to a man in a language he understands, that goes to his head. If you talk to him in his own language, that goes to his heart.
‒Nelson Mandela

 

Connecting to the world through travel and language.