All entries for Thursday 02 August 2007
August 02, 2007
Before I start waffling about everything and nothing: – I shall be using this blog (deleted all my older entries) to keep everyone updated on what I’m doing while I’m in Grenoble, mainly incase I don’t have proper internet access for MSN and Skype etc and I’m only able to use internet cafes and things, but also for friends/relatives who don’t use Facebook/MSN if I do have internet.
I’m leaving in four weeks time, it’s a fairly scary prospect. I’m trying to get everything done, but it’s all so complicated – got to sort out accomodation/bank accounts/travel/insurance/money but it should all be ok by the time I get there. I’m experiencing MAJOR mixed feelings about it all at the moment – am scared/nervous/excited/sad/happy/worried all at once. I will miss my friends so much, I dont think they will ever know how much (I’m used to leaving my family for 3 months at a time, and I’ll always see them in holidays – just incase you’re reading this mother!). Obviously I will see the most important people when I’m back to visit, but all the other people who I never got to know properly will have left by the time I get back in my fourth year – it makes me sad to think I never said bye to most of these people.
My biggest worry is that I KNOW I can deal with the language, and everything the experience throws at me, but I don’t know if i can do that without my closest friends and family there to support me when I’m feeling low.
On the plus side, the place where I’m supposed to be living seems to be completely central, in the Ile Verte quarter of the town – in a “meander” of the Isere river! Can’t wait for the fresh croissants everyday…