Coucou! I’m in Toulouse hehe :) I’ve been here since last Saturday to see Yvonne! Shout out to the Moutia’s for hosting me this whole week!
Toulouse, France is a really nice city. It’s so much smaller than Madrid but it’s really beautiful. It reminds me of some of the small cities in Spain.
France was really one of the few places in the world that I’ve always wanted to go to so the fact that I finally got here is pretty amazing.
I spent the week learning the city, trying a lot of new and amazing foods, seeing what French school is like, and trying to embrace the French culture. It’s very different from Spanish culture but in some aspects they can be similar.
I think the French language is absolutely beautiful. I’ve picked up the basics of basics and sometimes I can even figure out what things mean because it’s so similar to Spanish. Hopefully next year I’ll be able to start learning French from Spanish. That would be awesome!!
Yvonne and I have been having a greeeeeat time here together. We’ve gone out many times and it’s super fun to be hanging out with one of my best friends while in Europe!!!
The food here has been great. I’ve tried so many new things and have found new foods that I like. And the cookies. Chocolate chip cookies man. I’ve become addicted to little bakeries and it’s bad because I’m going to get fat.
Yvonne’s birthday was on Friday so I was glad that I was able to be here to celebrate with her. On friday we went out to dinner with her host family and then last night we went out with her friends. It was a lot of fun. Her friends here are super nice and super fun to be around even though I don’t speak French!!! They talk to me in English and some of them in Spanish.
I’ll be returning back to Madrid on Monday to school. I can’t believe that it’s almost May. I don’t know where the time has gone and I probably won’t stop repeating it. Time is going way too fast. Every day passes by and I don’t realize that that is one whole day. My days here are almost in the 70’s, then the 60’s, 50’s,40’s……30’s….20’s….10’s….5’s….1… and I’ll be home.
I’ve gotten used to missing America. I used to dream and cry about having Chipotle but now I’m just used to now having it. I can’t tell you all how amazing it would be right now but I kind of forget what it tastes like. I’m used to not having it. I guess that has happened with a lot of things so I’ve moved out of my homesick phase. I guess my current phase can be called : Waiting Phase.
I’m basically waiting to go home but at the same time trying to live it up here. The 4th marking period is going to fly by and then it’ll basically be over.
I feel that when I go home I’ll be extremely sad. As a matter of fact, I kind of regret studying abroad. Not regret as in it’s a terrible thing, but regret in a good kind of way. I’ll regret it because my life here will all just be a dream and I’ll never get to relive it.
But at the same time, I’ll thank myself for it. It’s definitely changed me for the rest of my life.
By the way, HAAAAAALA MADRIIIID!!!!!
82 days 82 days 82 days and I’m back.