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Dans Trois-Pistoles

I got to Trois-Pistoles on saturday night, sunday morning to be precious. Arriving at around 1’o clock in the morning. We (the students) were greeted by a roaring welcoming song by a group of volunteers for the program! It was amazing. After which we got onto a bus and proceeded to drive to the school. Where we were met by our host families. Let me just state, that up till now, this experience has been amazing. I absolutely love my host mother and father, they are just two of the sweetest people on earth. Plus, its an amazing bonus, because I adore my roommates as well. Super cool girls. 🙂 Fantastic.

Today was the ‘first’ day of classes. I’m in the beginner class, not debutante but definitely not intermediate either. I’m already not understanding about 40% of what my teacher is saying, but when I brought it up he basically said “with due time”. So I’m not worried… much.

I am riding my bike so much that my bum is pretty much permanently numb and in pain at the same time. Fun. Haha.

Well, until next time!

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Anxious, nervous, scared, but so excited.

The whirlwind of emotions I’m feeling at my upcoming trip.

A while ago I was accepted into the Explore Quebec program. This program is government-funded with the mission to educate more Canadians to become more fluent or at least more comfortable with French.

I am so excited to be able to partake in this program, I am so thankful for this opportunity! At the same time I’m nearly nauseated with a nervous anxiety. I’m going to be staying with a local family rather than living in a university residence. It will be even more of an immersion into a french-fuelled lifestyle. Which is fantastic, I hope they will like me.

Did I mention that English is prohibited? Its a good thing to restrict use of English to release the reliance of it and push for an intense development in French. I just hope I can get by. I’ve got a sinking suspicion that I’m not going to be speaking a lot (like I the chatterbox that I normally am).

All that said. I am nearly in nirvana. I am so content with life. I’m always a pretty happy person but often I get bursts of happiness and a sense of such thankfulness for my life. Right now, as I am typing these words, I am smiling… truly smiling from within. I can feel the beginning of an adventure emerging and I am ready to tackle it head-on. It is going to be a little scary, a lot of stumbling is going to happen, but it will be fantastic.

Life. I’m ready for you.

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