Hi, everyone! I cannot tell you how incredibly excited I am to spend 4 months in France later this year. I’ve always been about cultural diversity and having writers expose themselves to new ideas and culture…maybe this is my start! And don’t worry – I’m taking you all with me.
Not literally. I will keep my blog going in France while I’m there, keeping a sort of inspiration diary from my computer over there. I can’t describe how stoked I am to learn about this culture; you see, I’ve never really been outside of the country, and 4 months on my own is going to be difficult for the first time, I know. This program I am involved in has ensured that I cannot speak a word of English the entire time I’m there, which is really going to test my knowledge and fluency of French.
But that’s okay! Of course, I’m scared and I’m sure anybody else would be too. That’s a comforting thought. Right now, everything is a little hectic with all the planning of classes and flights and food and lodging, so I’m starting to get extremely stressed along with the regular school work I have (AKA. Studying abroad is not an easy task). However, I know this will pay off in 5 months when I’m on that plane and flying to a completely new destination where I have no idea what’s happening.
Here’s the thing, though: even though I’m scared as hell, I can’t let that stop me. Too many of us are too scared to travel or try something completely brand new on our own because we know we’re going to get lost. I may be the most lost out of all of us, to be honest! But, if we never try this, then we’ll never move forward. I don’t usually get homesick, but I have a feeling this may be the first time I do just because I can’t drive home in a heartbeat and my friends won’t be sleeping next door to me in a dorm.
As of now, I cannot tell you the exact places I will be going, but know that I’m not only go to France. There will be weekend vacations as well as numerous pictures that I have been working on practicing with my new hobby, photography! I promise to keep you all up to date and I will let you know what happens.
See you later, everyone!