August 29th, 2009 I boarded a plane to France from the Dulles Airport. And now it is September 2nd, 2011. Two years have gone by. I spent one of the most amazing years of my life in Rennes and made such incredible friends. I returned to the US and after a year of hard work, I graduated with honors from DU. And now I am embarking on a new and very scary adventure called “real life.”
How is it that so much time has passed and so many life-changing things have happened? I miss it so much. How do I go back? Take me there.
Gwenn-ha-du et moi
There’s a little bit of manque-age going on.
oh, transitioning. I can’t believe it’s September already because it never really felt like August. Somehow the summer flew by so surreally. Not only does this mean that my european adventures are definitely over, but it also means back to reality. My mom and I drove from the heartland out to the mountains on Sunday and she helped me move into my apartment all week. We did try to make some time for a few fun things in between the Target trips. We made time for a trip to Chill-in and we ate at the always delicious Park Burger one night. Our second night here we finally saw Inception (which totally blew my mind btw & confirmed that I think that JGL is fiiiiiiine). That same night we closed Pete’s University Cafe with breakfast for dinner (my fave) and the next night we took my roommate out to dinner at Sushi Den. My mom and I visited my uncle and his family in Wyoming last night and my mom bummed a ride off of another one of my uncles to get back to Iowa. And so now I’m back in my new apartment, which is unpacked but still pretty unorganized, all alone. How things have changed! Just a year ago I was meeting new people and making friends in Rennes and today I am starting a new adventure, so far away from all of them (If any of you are reading, I love and miss each and every one of you).
Tangent: once my place is perfect and everything has been put away or hung, I’ll put pictures up of my new place so you can imagine me in my new digs.
#1. I don’t know where my Pioneer Card is, so if anyone finds it accidentally wedged in between their couch cushions, please let me know.
#2. Sisterhood week (when we prepare for recruitment) starts Monday so I need to be completely done with getting settled in by then.
#3. Classes start the 13th & the little nerd inside of me is hella excited but also petrified.
#4. I have to email like a bajillion people.
#5. I’m trying (key word: “trying”) to put together a video encompassing my last year so if you have any golden nuggets in video or .jpeg format, send them my way. If it ends up being decent, I may post it on youtube to imbed on my blog!
#6. oh yeah. and I need to get groceries.