Courtney A. Griffin ~ Writer | Designer| Social Media Junkie | Soon to be entrepreneur

The life of a Michigan State University College Girl, turned Chicago Native. Continue the journey with me!

Train to Paris

Train to Paris, literally. After a night of amazing fireworks for Bastille Day, getting up early, putting on nice clothes, traveling down the Strasbourg streets to the train station. How exciting? I’ve definitely come to realize that I love traveling! Especially Europe and all that it has to offer.

This MSU study abroad experience is definitely one to remember. Traveling with friends, learning the history of Strasbourg and travel weekend has been extraordinary!

Looking forward to the Eiffel Tower, Moulin Rouge, the Louve and everything else Paris has to offer!

Continue this journey with me.


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Strasbourg, France… Week one from my perspective!

First arrival in Strasbourg arriving at about 5pm, I thought to myself “This is a cute little town!” After dinner, going to explore, around 7pm, I’m confused; “Why does everything close so early?” Still unable to answer that question… I have grown to accept it. If you want dinner, it better be before 7pm, if you want to shop, it better be before 7pm if you want to stop by the grocery store, it better be before 7pm. Actually, I am growing to like these ideas, it is better to eat meals before 7pm. This also causes families to bond, if everyone’s home by 8pm (allowing for shut-down and traffic), it allows for family time. Time to help children with homework, having family talks and encourages togetherness.

There was also this “Alsace” place people spoke of. There were bags,hats and even umbrellas with Alsace on them. “What is this place?” I wondered. After talking with my professor and asking a gazillion questions (lol). I understand. Alsace is one of the regions Europe spilt into during war. It includes multiple cities just as other countries.

Overall, I am looking to learn much more, and I guess loose a few pounds along the way during my next week here. If anything exciting happens, I’ll be sure to write about it. In the least, Continue my journey with me…

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A quick update

An update on my life… In about a month I will be receiving both of my bachelor degrees from Michigan State University in the mail. A month from that, I will begin graduate school at DePaul University. I am very excited about my future, and very pleased on how my pass has been. For about 2 weeks, my business Just The Beginning LLC has been official with the state of Michigan. JTB is currently looking for partners, interns and customers.

As usual…I am doing many things at one time…but I’m used to being busy! I need to keep busy!

Regardless… Continue my journey with me…

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