Well, I am home now. Trying to keep up with writing blogs was hard because I was really having such a good time. I miss France so much now. It was really the most amazing year of my life. I have met so many people, made friends I will never forget, and made memories I will have for the rest of my life.
Being home was fun for the first 5 hours, and I was ready to go back. I really can't wait to go back to France where I honestly feel is like where I belong. I dream of the day of when I will be back there underneath La Tour Eiffel and speaking French all the time and finally living my dream.
J'adore la France et elle me manques.
Sunday, December 18, 2011
It's almost Christmas now, about one week left, and I miss American christmas everyday. But I would'nt want to ever give this year up. I'm trying to live my days here as best I can, enjoying every moment because I know later in my life, i'm going to miss these. I have a bunch of friends now at school, and I enjoy seeing them when I can. But somedays it's impossible being in a school of this size. I saw my first french snow today, it was such a great surprise when I woke up. The christmas trees here are all so tiny, they dont really want to do an extravagant celebration like Americans. My first moving date is in about two weeks, it's insane how i've been here for almost four months. Doing this exchange has made me into such an independent and brave person, going back home will be sad and happy at the same time. I love this country and I know I belong here.
Friday, October 28, 2011
I am in the most beautiful city in the world! I can't imagine how my life could be any more perfect right now. I am in love with this city, and one day I WILL live here. Before I left, I had the best excited feeling ever. And now being here is a dream come true. The Eiffel Tower is exactly how I imagined for years. All the old buildings are so amazing too. Sometimes, I remember how extremely lucky I am to be here, and how I waited for this trip for so long. I thank Rotary and my parents (for the money) and host parents for making my wildest dreams come true.
Sunday, September 18, 2011
I believe I have become completely adjusted to the French culture of kissing and eating bread 24/7. My learning of the language is getting better and going to school isn't the worse thing ever anymore. I have a few people to call "my friends" and sometimes I go into the lovely city of Lyon to have lunch or go shopping with them. Only at the lonely times do I miss America and the people, but I'm pretty sure I will be here for the year.
Thursday, September 8, 2011
Today was the first day of school for me, and i only had three classes. I honestly have never been so lost in my life. I just sit there and draw on my paper. Its crazy trying to fit in with their school system, and it defintely makes me want to just know the language already. I think the hardest part is going to be trying to dress up everyday, like the French. Ill get used to it soon, hopefully.
Sunday, August 28, 2011
I made it to France! Its way different and sometimes very hard to understand. The country is gorgeous and the people are, well, French. The food couldnt get any better than this, but I admit, I miss American food so much. So far im doing great with the language and the locals keep telling me "tres bon accent":)
Tuesday, August 23, 2011
I can't believe it's already time. I leave in a few hours now, so I'm packing it all up. I have an 8-hour flight to Paris and then an 8-hour layover while I wait till my one hour flight to Lyon. I'm so excited, and so ready for this. It's been a long wait and now it's time for me to go. I will miss a lot of American stuff, especially Jimmy Johns, which I will be having as my last meal. So here's Au Revoir until I get to France.