Aug 10, 2009

2 Weeks Notice

Countdown to departure: 14 days

Since I returned from Texas last night, I figured it was about time to update my blog! A few things have happened since my last post.

On the 10th I went to the French Embassy in D.C. to get my visa. The Consulate for my region is in the Embassy, so that was cool. I haven't gotten my visa confirmed yet, but it seemed to go smoothly! I hope it worked!

On the 11th I officially un-enrolled from school. Does this make me a drop-out? I hope not, haha!

On the 13th Riho arrived and on the 15th Vici came! They're both great, and I'm sad I wont get to spend the year with them. Although, I'm insanely excited to meet my own host family now!!

Today, we took Riho and Vici to sign up for classes . They are now both officially students at Towson High School!

Coming up are a smattering of going away/welcoming festivities, and then I head to the beach for a few days!

I talked to my host family, and I will be taking math, French, history/geography, biology, physics/chemistry, gym, music, economics, and (wait for it) ENGLISH!! It should be kind of funny to see how French kids learn English!

Two weeks to go! I'll let you know if anything happens!


**UPDATE- 8/22/09**
I got a letter from the French Embassy saying my visa had been approved! Phew....

**UPDATE- 8/27/09**
I went to the consulate again today, and actually got my visa!! With exactly a week until my flight leaves, the day is nearly here!!

Aug 6, 2009

Getting closer to departure

Countdown to departure: 28 days

It's down to less than one month before I leave! Nothing new has really come up, but I figured it was time to post something new (so that I can get in the habit of actually updating this thing).

I took my final exam today, so I'm done with summer school! Now I'm being kept busy helping get the house ready for Vici and Riho, the two girls who my parents are hosting when I'm in France. There are some cool welcoming/going away festivities planned, so that should be really fun. I'll be taking one final vacation to visit family, and then it's just a matter of days before I depart!

People keep asking me if I'm excited/nervous/scared, and I'm not really sure how to answer that right now. Earlier I was a mix of super scared and super excited, but now I'm kind of passive. I think it hasn't "hit" me that in less than a month I will be leaving for an entire year. My mind knows that I'm really doing it, but I'm not to sure my heart is entirely convinced. I mean, I'm still so excited. I'm just not really as shook up as I was. Oh well... 

I also saw that AFS posted my blog on their main AFS blog, which is exciting! If you want to see the main AFS blog, the address is:

(It's also in my profile)

I hope you like the new layout, I'm pretty sure this is the way I'll keep it (it's my favorite so far)! Sorry I keep changing it...

So... I think that about covers it for now. If anything happens, I'll let you know =)