Two Month France-iversary!
It’s officially been two months since I came to France! While the first month felt like an eternity, the past one has flown by and I’m actually a little sad that I only have five months left here.
It’s been pretty amazing to me how quickly it was possible to feel at home in a new country and how I’m starting to feel more and more comfortable communicating in French. I still have trouble following conversations with multiple people and with writing without needing to check Wordreference, but I definitely do feel as if I’m generally able to survive with the French I do have.
I also enjoy the actual work of being an assistant so far; I’ve been incorporating more and more about the environment, and I’ve also gotten used to figuring out how to communicate with the students. Bethune has really grown on me a lot, and while I had pretty much no expectations coming into this experience and could have probably been happy wherever I was, I’m really glad I ended up here. Pretty much everywhere I’ve lived so far has been some version of the small-town-close-to-a-big-city setup and it’s interesting to see what that’s like in different countries.
The holidays are probably my favorite time of the year, and I’m excited to see what they’re like here in France!