Sunday, 17 August 2014

The Adventure Begins

Winter 2015. I've been impatiently counting down the days for years! Now that it's been somwhat decided that next year I'll have the opportunity to spend a semester in Paris, it seems more unrealistic than ever...even though I had already decided that I'd be going on an exchange as soon as I was accepted to University. I had totally disregarded the possibility of not getting selected to go abroad, not having the financial means to live in a foreign country, and the "worst" case scenario - not getting selected to go to Paris. Everything I've done throughout the past three years feels like it has been leading up to this moment: from carefully selecting co-op jobs to trying to maintain a certain GPA to keep scholarships.

I have never been so sure of anything in my entire life. Now that I'm only 4 months away from having my dream fulfilled, I frequently question myself if it's actually the extent that I've had difficulty sharing the news with my friends. It seems ironic saying this and then starting a blog to let strangers on the internet know I'm going to study abroad. However, I want to keep track of my experiences and be motivated to write about them - and if there's anyone who enjoys reading my posts, I'm welcoming them to follow me on this journey. I am beyond excited to get the chance to spend my first semester as a University senior in Paris, and I can't thank my home institution enough for giving me the opportunity to do so. I know my way getting there will not be paved with flowers: applications, visas, course selection, apartment hunting (!), devising a budget, and probably other stressful things that haven't even crossed my mind yet...but I can't wait to embark on this adventure!

[All the above pictures are from March 2010, the first time I visited Paris]
Thank you for reading.



1 comment:

  1. So happy to see you blogging again! Can't wait to follow your Parisian adventures ;)