Même pas en rêve

imageMême pas en rêve (mem pah ehn rev) means “not even in dreams,” we’d say “not in your wildest dreams” or “not a chance.” My husband and I often look back on the last twenty years of our lives and shake our heads in wonder. We moved from a small town in Ontario to southern New Jersey. I finished law school twice – once in Canada and once in the States – and practiced for eight years before switching gears and careers to teaching French. As a family, we traveled to France, Germany, England and Italy several times where we saw such beautiful places. I got a summer job in Paris that allowed me to spend six weeks a year in my favorite city. I got a Master’s Degree in teaching French.

imageThen we moved to Massachusetts when I found a new school to teach at. Our new home is surrounded by such beauty. I can walk to work in good weather, and my route takes me through the woods next to a beautiful reservoir where I was able to take these pictures. Now my summer job is taking me to St. Andrews, Scotland. We couldn’t have planned all of the twists and turns of our lives, meme pas en rêve, but it has been a fun ride. What did you not see coming?

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About Patricia Gilbert

Patricia Gilbert is a French teacher. She's Canadian, lives in the United States, but dreams of living in France. Follow her on Instagram @Onequalitythefinest and on Twitter @1qualthefinest.
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