So this morning I woke up in a much better shape. I am not that sick anymore, but this time I have taken care of myself and rested.
Over the last few days I have been attending school and been looking for housing. I am taking an intense French course for four weeks at one of the most prestigious Universities in Paris. I will not be attending that University though I am still making my decision and thinking which one I would benefit the most from. For the first time in my life I am making an effort to actually speak and write in French and I am doing so good. My professor is a sweet woman in her mid 40’s she is the most patient and sweet professor I have had for french so far. She worries about my class and does everything to prepare us for the upcoming academic year. I participate in class and try speak as much as I can. She gives us a little bit of homework and next week it will be more intense. But I love caring about school and actually picturing my future as a trilingual successful business woman. The school is around 15 mins walking distance from where I live right now.
I have not done much besides school and housing. I want to rest and feel better. I went to the movies yesterday in Saint-Germain Blvd the movie theater is around 6 minutes walking from where I live right now. Wow cultural shock the theater room is so so small compared to the one’s in the U.S. I think going to the movies in Paris is more affordable than in the U.S. I paid 7.10 Euros(around $10 dlls) with student discount and in San Diego I pay $12.00 dollars. I saw “Un Jour” the movie is so so sad… I almost cried and I do not usually cry with movies so yes! The moral of the story is we only have today… not yesterday or tomorrow so live life to the fullest!
ps. It’s starting to get chilly here… rainy and cloudy… hopefully it gets warmer for a lil more…
Well I am settled down in my dorm already!
I am in one of the best areas of Paris, very close to everywhere, the Eiffel tower, the seine, notre dame, ect. (For security reasons I will not mention the name of the “quartier”). It was around 550 euros for two weeks, but oh well what could I have done, I had nowhere to stay upon my arrival in Paris.
Too bad I will only be here for the next 10 days. I am on my own this time I have to find my own housing which is kind of cool, but difficult at the same time. Tomorrow I will start my search and with a lot of luck and effort I will find something that fits what I want.
I need to do a lot of things but everything is getting deterred because of my visa, I need to send some papers and get some kind of sticker or I don’t really know what( I did not do it last time, and I had to [I am lucky the french consulate granted my visa this time without the OFI sticker]). I have to open a bank account but I have to wait for the visa process to be done. I also need to get a phone but in order to start a plan for at least a year I need a bank account and I can’t do anything psychological attack times two!!! hahaha.
In order to rent an apartment or studio I need a phone to communicate with landlords, I will go to the office that helped me move to Paris for my studies and will call landlords from there. Tomorrow I will go to take two placement tests one is a written test and the other one is oral in french, and then I will be taking intense French language classes for around two to three weeks and I start university in October hopefully I am ready to face this new challenge of taking economics in French.
Paris is so so beautiful I am in love with this city! so so in love. My terrace has a beautiful view to the city and the eiffel tower. I wish I could sit on it have some wine and just have fun. This time my main goal is to study, get an internship, and/or work. Since I was granted a work and study visa I might as well take advantage of it.
I am getting kind of sick hopefully it goes away soon, my throat hurts!!!! I hope this is just temporary.
Even though I had lived in the US by 11 years, and have been surrounded by them for so long I always like to have around my latin culture speak spanish, I don’t know but something is missing I am the only latina in the program and I need my spicy latin culture, I hope I find it in Paris soon soon soon.
I also want to start meeting the locals but in August Paris is empty! Everyone is on vacations so in two weeks the parisians will be back and that is when my french hunting will start I also need to get settled down.
The weather is lovely right now I love it! This is my weather I had never been in Paris when it is this warm and gives another glow to the city.
I think I will go to the terrace right now watch the sunset and try not to drink wine because I want to feel better and also my test is tomorrow…