mardi 14 juillet 2009

So...um...I'm home.

Well, the last couple weeks in France were fantastic. I went to the lake nearby almost every day with Marion or Cloe, and I spent the last 4 days before the orientation in Paris with 12 other AFSers. The last night at the orientation was really really sad....I had to say goodbye to all my new friends I had made at Paris, and then to Miyu and Victoria, who were my closest friends in France. I cried and cried and cried. But the next morning...I left at 6h30 for I the airport...and I realized that maybe I was ready to go home.

I got home at 8:00 last night at the airport....and my mom and brother and sister were waiting for me with signs. I got home and I gave them my presents. Allie and Chris stayed in my room with me until I went to bed at about...3 in the morning. (jet lag?) And we talked and talked and talked.

It's really weird to be home. I mix up my English and French (I'll start speaking in French really fast and then have to correct myself, and translate it for everybody). J'aimerais mieux de parler francais, en fait. Je vais essayer de parler avec ma mere et ma soeur, parce qu'elles comprennent un peu mieux! I keep walking around the house, and looking at all the things I left in my room...because it feels different...like I'm in a stranger's room almost. Very weird. But I called all my friends here, and I've already organized sleepovers and things to do!

Ah very very weird! I don't think I've even realized that I'm REALLY home yet. OH well. I'M HOME!!! WHOAH!

5 commentaires:

Sophie a dit…

salut :)
i was on exchange in austria at the same time as you in france, and saw your blog sometimes. it was always funny to read, and a lot of your experiences and feelings i could look at and think, yeah, that's the same for me. now this last entry as well! i got home a week ago, and it is STRANGE. but keeping busy is good, and so i wish you luck with all your reconnecting, and starting this new phase of your life. also ich wünsche dir alles gute, und obwohl wir uns nicht kennen, ich schicke dir liebste grüße, weil wir diese Erfahrung gleichzeitig erlebt haben. bussi, Sophie

Anonyme a dit…

Bonjour,
je peux t'écrire en Francais car tu le comprends maitenant très bien.
J'aurais juste une petite question.
Quel est l'habitude que tu as prise en France et que tu as gardé dans ton USA natal ?
Bonne soirée et à bientôt
Matt.

Anonyme a dit…

Nice Blog! Spending an exchange year is awesome! Check out this blog too: http://exchange-year-usa.blogspot.com I hope you like it!

Betty Rose a dit…

Wow! I've read through quite a few of your blog posts and your language exchange trip sound so amazing!! I'm really jealous!! I bet it was such a life-changing experience being able to try all of the food and see all opportunities that France has to offer!!!

Anonyme a dit…

I leave for my Rotary year long exchange in North West France in 6 months and I am so anxious and excited! I am binging all these french blogs from 7 years ago. Your experience sounds a little strange actually haha but amazing!. Je parle assez bien le francais donc j'epspere que le debut de mon exchange sera un peu plus facile haha