Five days until takeoff…

Today is Tuesday, August 19. I’ve been sitting with my laptop most of the day, looking at degree requirements and career sites for a while, then later metro maps and my flight itinerary. This morning my brother caught a flight to Florida to begin his first year of college.  I’ll begin my own odyssey soon as well. In five days, I leave for Paris. I am studying abroad for the first semester of my senior year of college. While I wouldn’t quite describe myself as nervous, I do have a few qualms:

1) Are my French skills adequate, and will I be able to converse with locals?

2) Will I miss the people I love at UMW?

3) Can I balance my academic responsibilities with exploring and having a nightlife?

4) Will my leg problems curtail my adventures?

How will I address these challenges? Only time will tell. For now, I’m off to pack.

One Response to Five days until takeoff…

  1. Sigrid says:

    You will be brilliant! I look forward to following your odyssey on your blog and FB. My year abroad in Angers was one of the highlights of my life so far 🙂 ENJOY!