I wasn't planning on starting this blog for awhile... meaning, not until I left for France. But I figured it couldn't hurt. I might as well write about how I'm preparing for my trip to France and where things currently stand as far as plans go.
I'm going to copy and paste the post from "MAlly Chat" that I wrote a couple weekends ago when I spoke to Angela (Angie), the girl I've been in contact with in France.
* Saturday, May 23, 2009Hihi!
Yesterday was awesome and I would write about it but I am BURSTING WITH JOY so I really can't focus on yesterday at the moment.
I AM TALKING TO ANGIE ON FIM (facebook instant messaging). RIGHT NOW. AS IN SHE IS IN FRANCE AND I AM IN MY HOUSE AND WE ARE SPEAKING OVER THE INTERNET.
AND IT IS AWESOME.
AND I AM JOYFUL.
But I seem to be unable to "penser en Franais" as Madame would like... ahhh! I AM TOO EXCITED!
Holy shigoodness, this has made my day like x 59,999 better.
I am massively in love with France. The culture, the language, the country. I've wanted to go to France since I can remember and THIS YEAR, I may have the chance to. You see, my dad is good friends with Pierre, who is French-Lebanese and has family in France. He knows of my desire to go to France as an exchange student, and is helping my dad and I plan my trip to France and live with Pierre's sister.
This would mean that I could go to France without the restrictions of going through an exchange program, which would be cheaper and safer. We would know the family (sorta) and it would just generally be so much more awesome. Regretfully, Angie (Pierre's niece) and I are TERRIBLE at emailing each other, which is why the FIM conversation makes me so happy. Even though I'm not speaking in French.
That explained some of it, at least enough for whoever is reading this to understand what my goal is.
I'll try to explain more in-depth at a later date.