About Beth

By day I’m Mrs. Gourbiere, teacher of English in an international school.  By night, I’m just Beth– wife, mama to two amazing girls, and aspiring writer.  In France for the past five years, I’m still mastering the art of the French language, although I’ve definitely become a better cook!

I don’t know much about personal finance (I think it involves math?) but I believe in living simply and within my means.  I enjoy the occasional splurge as much as the next person, but I don’t think having more stuff makes you happier.  I’m also a planner, so I tend to think more long-term than day-to-day, and I like finding creative ways of using what I already have.