I took the plunge and booked with EasyJet yesterday! I still haven’t heard from the school but I was getting nervous about finding an apartment. Plus I had always planned to go a month early if possible to make the most of being in Paris. Luckily some fantastic contacts have come through with bells on. A woman my mom knows has allowed me to use her apartment in Paris for a few weeks while I find somewhere of my own. Another woman I was put in touch with through my dad currently works in Paris and is going to help me when I get over there.
I’m flying out on August 27th which gives me 2 weeks from now to sort everything out that I can whilst in the UK and see everyone and say goodbye!
If I’m honest I’m getting a little freaked out now. It is just starting to sink in that I’ll be spending an entire year LIVING in a foreign country. Don’t get me wrong, it’s a dream come true but for so long it has been just that: a dream; it’s hard to imagine the reality of something like this, until it’s right in front of you. I’m excited but there just seems to be so much opportunity here and I don’t want to waste it. I think I’m going to keep my head to the grindstone for the next few days and try to get everything on my to do list done. Hopefully by next week I’ll have some time to calm myself down and get my head around what I’m about to do!