I am now officially booked up for the rest of my year in Paris. I am busy every weekend, apart from one, until the end of June.
This post is going to be super quick, basically just a list of a few things to expect in the next few months. I’m really excited to share everything with you, and really get my blogging back in gear.
Anyway, here’s what’s coming up:
- This weekend Ollie is in Paris and we’re busy doing all sorts of fun things and there will definitely be blog posts and maybe even a little YT thing who knows…
- Next weekend my friend Sam is coming to visit and we’re going to have a super touristy few days doing super touristy things and I genuinely can’t wait (again, blog and YT apply).
- My little sister is coming the weekend after that and we’re going to bloody Disneyland oh yassss I know you’re jealous. There will DEFINITELY be a blog post about it and DEFINITELY be a YT vlog so keep your eyes super pealed for that.
- I’m spending a week at home, in Sussex, at the end of April because it’s my only week off from January to June and I want to just watch itv and eat rubbish and sleep. Wooo spring break!
- I’m spending a few days up in Durham visiting Ollie and all of my amazing friends up there so I’m so so excited for that!
- Mummy’s coming to visit in May so that’ll be lovely.
- I’m going to see Mumford & Sons in Paris the weekend after, with a few of my French friends, and I literally cannot wait!
- I’m going on a little solo trip to Copenhagen for two nights because it’s one of those places that has always intrigued me but I’ve never really come up with a good enough reason to go…
- The first weekend of June I’m going to Nice with an American friend to generally laze on a beach all weekend and enjoy life.
- I then have two empty weekends before I leave Paris for good. They’ll probably be taken up by all the things I always thought I’d get around to doing in the 10 months I’ll have been in Paris. Classic mad dash up the Montparnasse Tower as a last resort!
- Home forever. Cry.
And bam! That’s it! My life from right this second until the end of June. Busy as a beaver does not cover it.
In between all these fun weekends I’ll also still be taking all of my classes, as well as sitting my end of semester exams and generally hoping to pass the year. I think by the time July rolls around I’ll be ready to head home and do nothing for a month or two, before Durham starts again in October. Then again, I’m going to cry so hard in my last week here and might even be crying slightly just thinking about leaving.
I think that’s a good thing, though.
If you remember last year, I hated Paris. I spent three months struggling every single day with the language and school and friends and the culture and absolutely everything. I was lonely and tired and broke. I had to go home for emergency dental surgery, which I’m 99% sure was stress induced.
But I survived. And I came back.
People (mainly Ollie and my mum) always tell me how incredibly brave it was for me to get back on a plane after Christmas and head back to Paris for a solid 5 or 6 month stint. I guess, considering how awful it was last semester, that maybe they’re right.
For me I didn’t really feel like I had any choice. The other option was going home and finding a random job until my fourth year started in October and I couldn’t bear the idea of being that girl who moved to Paris and gave up because it was a little bit too hard. I’m not very good at losing.
I’m just so so glad that I held my head up and kept going. It’s been weeks now since anything major happened (not since my wifi broke at the end of Jan) and I have incredible friends and have done incredible things. My French has improved no end and my courses and lessons don’t see me waking up every morning in a cold sweat. I am so unbelievably happy.
I can’t wait to show you what’s coming up next.
(Lol please don’t all unfollow me in July when I move back to rainy England because I swear where I live is super pretty and Durham is obviously amazing too so plz plz don’t leave me…)
Have you conquered anything lately?
What’re your plans for the spring?