• When Plans Change

    August 16, 2017 by

    Remember how I told y’all I was headed to China? Well, plans change, and I am no longer heading to Asia. Let me explain. Visa work is awful (as I’m sure some of you know). I pushed back my start date for China 5 times because of visa hang ups before I finally cut my… Read more

  • How I Got My TEFL & Teaching Job

    June 12, 2017 by

    While I was an au pair in Paris, I was looking for other ways to work and live abroad. After searching for a while, I found that getting a TEFL certification is a great way to find English teaching jobs across the world. So, without a clear destination in mind, I got my TEFL through… Read more

  • 16 Things I Learned in ’16

    January 24, 2017 by

    2016 was…interesting. I personally had many ups and downs. Here are a few things I learned: I don’t have to do what I think is expected of me. – This one is really, really hard for me. Whether it be dating, exploring Paris EVERYDAY, or having huge groups of friends, I find it very hard… Read more

  • Penniless in Paris

    November 29, 2016 by

    Hey my name’s Celina and I can’t afford tissues or body wash. That’s right, I use toilet paper and shampoo instead. My social media doesn’t show pictures of me eating the same exact pasta for dinner every night, nor does it show my boots that are falling apart. On my Instagram you’ll only see me… Read more

  • Sugar, Butter, Flour

    September 28, 2016 by

    This weekend I put my baking skills to the test and took a macaron making class in Paris, the capital of macaron-town with BonAppetour and Parisian Chef Benedicte. BonAppetour lets travelers meet the real chefs of the city they’re visiting and really get a hands on tasteĀ of the local dishes. If you know me, you… Read more

  • The Manic Pixie Dream Girl Who Fell in Love

    September 26, 2016 by

    My name is Celina, and my talent is being a manic pixie dream girl. “What is a manic pixie dream girl?”, you may ask if you hate Zooey Deschanel and/or most popular movies. A manic pixie dream girl is a quirky female character who exists to make a male character realize all of the possibilities… Read more

  • The Gates of Hell: Paris in the Summer

    August 30, 2016 by

    Paris in the spring is beautiful. Paris in the fall is breathtaking. Paris in the winter is hauntingly glamorous. Paris in the summer is hell. People are quick to tell you how amazing Paris is – but heed my warnings about the Parisian summer. Although Paris has many great things to offer in the summer… Read more

  • The Date and Dash

    July 21, 2016 by

    If there’s one thing you should know about Paris in July/August it’s that the city is hot hot hot. Because of that, many Parisians take holidays in these months. This has caused my already tiny friend group to dwindle, leaving me to spend a Saturday night alone…or convince a boy to go out with me.… Read more

  • Why I’m Moving Abroad Even Though I’m Terrified

    May 25, 2016 by

    I’m scared y’all. In fact, I’m terrified. A week from now I’m moving to a country I’ve never visited (France, for those who haven’t been following my au pair adventure) to live in a city where I have almost no friends. I’m putting my life in two suitcases and leaving the only country I’ve ever… Read more

  • 30 Rad Things To Do This Summer

    April 22, 2016 by

    Iā€™m graduating in just 15 days (ahhh!), and I know you guys are counting down to summer too, so I thought Iā€™d share a rad list of fun things to do in Summer 2K16!   [Image]   Throw an Outdoor Party   Spruce up your garden and throw an outdoor party this summer. Hang lanterns… Read more

  • Red Keds in Red Hook

    March 27, 2016 by

    The saying goes, “If you don’t got nothin’ nice to say, don’t say nothin’ at all.” Well apparently tween girls in Brooklyn do not follow this wise advice. Let’s be clear, I don’t follow this rule all the time either – but at least I don’t do it to your face on public transportation. Last… Read more

  • Paris Calling + Free GPSmyCity GIVEAWAY

    March 17, 2016 by

    Moving abroad is a lot of work; well, it’s a lot of paperwork. I have spent the past month or so emailing and sending snail mail back and forth from the US to Paris, France. I’ve made copies of my passport, transcripts, diploma – France has really gotten to know me. I wrote an elementary… Read more

  • The Thrill of The Chase

    February 26, 2016 by

    I’ve always liked contests. The rush you get from putting your name in a hat and waiting ever so impatiently for your name to be called. I remember one day when I was in middle school I cut out all the giveaway forms from my J-14 magazine and glued them to index cards for my… Read more

  • Mini Quirky Giveaway!

    February 22, 2016 by

    It’s time for Quirking It Out’s first giveaway – a mini giveaway for my quirky friends and readers! I recently won an Instagram contest and was inspired to start my own giveawayĀ to share the love with you – my friends, whether IRL or virtual. I’m holding a “mini” giveaway because I’m a broke college student,… Read more

  • A Pet Boyfriend?

    February 17, 2016 by

    Last year I told my mother that I needed to get another allergy test, as I thought I had developed a bunny allergy (yes, I know how sad this is, I LOVE bunnies). Turns out that in addition to my old allergy diagnosis of cats and dust, I was now allergic to mold, grass, DOGS,… Read more

  • Liebster Award Nomination

    February 15, 2016 by

    If you’re involved with the blogging world, you probably know that the Liebster Award is given out to new blogs. Basically the whole point is to discover new blogs and give each other a pat on the back. I was nominated by Jannika (and her two lovely cats!) over at Travel Without Ends, so thank… Read more

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