Friday, September 23, 2011

Last post in America... (for now)

Alexandra: Great wedding photos, you both look so happy!

Meghan: I enjoyed the Omnovia jokes! I have a friend who has his own joke Eastern Europe, so I envisioned that in my head and it worked well, I think. :)

This blog post is being written in between packing and Gilmore Girls viewing, which is on in the background as I get everything in order... I leave for France Sunday night! I still can't believe it's so soon- I don't think I'll believe it's really happening until I'm on the plane over there. I thought I was prepared and relatively packed, but man do I have so much more packing to do. And printing! And scanning! So much printing and scanning to do, guys.

I'm scared but excited to be going to France. I'd love to just stay at home, relax, see friends, and do nothing for a bit, but I've done that for a month now and I know it's time to move on and actually start my own life: own apartment, own job, own taxes, own health insurance... all that. And I'm going to be doing it all in French! But I think I'm ready. And I'm realizing that my French is pretty good, if I may say so myself. I'm getting to that point where I don't have to always think about what I'm going to say before I say it, instead I can just talk and (for the most part) correct French comes out. I definitely have further to go (my vocabulary is on the small side and accents can always be practiced and honed), but I'm happy with where I am and think I'll be able to get around easily in France.

At the lycée (highschool) I'll be teaching at I'm going to be the only English assistant and there will be a German assistant. I've been talking with my contact teacher at the lycée and he suggested that the German assistant and I get an apartment together. I'd love if that could happen! It would be great because 1. I'd like to have a roommate and 2. Having a roommate from another country would be a great experience, I think. Also, I started taking German my last semester of college and I really want to continue. If I lived with a German person, I could just continue learning by talking with her instead of enrolling in a class! Nothing's really been discussed at all yet, but it's an appealing option out there.

While I'm talking about France and all that, I also wanted to ask if I could get a pass on blogging next Friday? I have no idea what my internet situation is going to be my first week or so in France and things are undoubtedly going to be crazy, so I don't know if I'll be able to get to an internet café to blog. So, give me a pass next week? It would be greatly appreciated! And of course if I do get internet access in time, I'll give you guys an update!

Talk to you all from France!


  1. I will give you the pass, but I expect to see your brilliant recycled creation (from France!) the very next week you post.


  2. Agreed. Bonne chance! La vie française sera tellement passionnante. Et tu serai magnifique :) Voyage bien!