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Being an American, Becoming a Franconian is a chronicle of the adventures and observations of an American ballerina and ballet instructor, turned horticulturist, turned wife and new mama, making a life in Franconia. (Northern Bavaria, Germany) Through all the changes, one thing has been consistent: writing. Since I was a child, writing has allowed me a creative outlet for processing my experiences. My first blog was called Chico’s DC Adventure and was written from my very angry chihuahua’s point of view. This was a great way for me to process dealing with the disaster of having adopted and fallen in love with such a troubled little guy. When I added horticulture to my bag of tricks, I started a new blog entitled, Being a Ballerina, Becoming a Gardener. More recently have been published in scientific journals and gardening magazines but LauriesFranconia is my latest project.
So, here you’ll find me, exploring the food, the gardens, and the cities of Germany. I’m embracing the culture, learning German, growing a family, and figuring out how to stay myself and grow into someone new at the same time. I hope you’ll enjoy this adventure as much as I’m enjoying writing about it. Thanks for stopping by. To receive the posts in your inbox, sign up to follow the blog. Feel free to leave join the conversation by leaving a comment or a question.
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