I am writing to let you all know that I am still here! Yes, I have been a bit lax and have let FCG go over the last year; however, it was for good reason, I swear!
What could be more important than FCG and you, I hear you asking?!
Firstly, my health. At this moment, I have an undiagnosed illness which is causing me chronic fatigue. Every day, I have to take a nap or I simply cannot function, and by nap I mean two hours of sleep, or I am down for the count. If I don’t get the nap in, it will mess up my schedule for the following days. I will talk about this more later in a dedicated blog post about healthcare in France.
Second, I started a business! In October of 2021, I officially created a business here in France. As you may recall, I have a Masters in stained-glass conservation and heritage management and that my husband is also trained in stained-glass (this is how we met!).
Ever since we met and began planning our lives together, we have dreamed of creating our own stained-glass studio. I am happy to say, after nearly four years of talks and dreams, I made it a reality! Welcome Joly Vitrail to the scene! Our little pepite has grown considerably over the last year and I am so joyful, we joined an association located in Dreux called Terre d’Artistes where we offer weekend stained-glass courses.
New for Twenty Twenty-Three?
Happy New Year!
I am not going to lie, I am not sure what the year holds for FCG, BUT I will say that I do have some posts in the works and I really would like to get more content out there. As well, I would like to take some time to work on Instagram and creating more TikToks (yep, we’re on there too @French_Countryside_Guide!). Of course, this must be juggled with the business and my health problems, but I am going to try my darndest to do my best!
So sorry for the prolonged absence.
Little snapshot of why I’ve been gone the last year: