Not much has happened since my last blog post, except my flights are officially booked! Thanks to my generous donors to my Go Fund Me campaign, I’ve been able to do this. I am overjoyed! I have one last thing to worry about, and it cost me way less than I was expecting. I will be leaving Indianapolis on September 21st and flying to Boston on Southwest airlines where I will have an 8 hour layover, and from there I will be taking a flight through Icelandair to Reykjavik, Iceland where I will have an 18 hour layover. From there I’ll fly to Paris! So, I’m going to be spending a day in Iceland. I decided that if I’m going to travel, I’m going to really travel. That, and it’s way cheaper to fly through Iceland for some reason. I know that when the time comes, I’ll be extremely nervous about exploring a foreign country potentially by myself (though I might have some company if I meet up with other assistants), but right now, I’m just so excited! I’m going on an adventure, something that I’ve been aching for since I came home from France the first time.
So, I have one last thing to worry about for the next 4 months, and I have an exciting adventure to plan. I can’t plan what I’m doing or where I’m going once I get to Paris yet because I haven’t received my placement yet. However, that time will come. Right now, I’m just delighting in the fact that I’m going to get to travel again very soon. I have so much confidence in myself that I can do this. Plus, I’ve decided that I’m really going to push myself this time around. I missed out on so many awesome opportunities the last time I was in France because I was too afraid to try something new or too afraid that I would mess something up. This time, none of that! or at least not very much of that! I’m very determined to push myself this time. I really want to make the most of this time that I will have to travel and to grow in so many ways.
Another great thing is that other assistants are going to be traveling through Iceland as well, so I’ll have a chance to get to know some of them as well, even if we won’t all be in the same Academie. I’m ready to start branching out and pushing myself to get out there. I’m only 23, and while most of my best friends are settling down (getting married, starting their careers, going to grad school, etc.), I want to just be me and to just do me. I have determined that doing that means traveling as much as I can, trying new things, and just figuring out what I like and what I want to do. I’m so excited for this adventure to come, and I just feel so thankful and so blessed that I received this opportunity.
So, thank you to everyone who is supporting me in all the ways possible. I don’t really have much else to say. I just wanted to talk about the fact that I’m officially going to France, that I’ve officially booked my flights ’cause honestly, I just couldn’t wait any longer. too impatient! too excited!
Well, anyways, until next time!
A plus mes amis!