Well I am here.
Yesterday morning I arrived at Charles de Gaulle Airport in Paris. I met my host mom (Danielle) and a Rotary member from my club. It was so exciting yet I was so jet legged due to the fact that I only slept an hour on the plane. When I arrived in Esternay I started to unpack and it finally hit me that I am not leaving for an entire year. It’s crazy. After I had taken a nap Danielle took me to Sezanne where I will be going to school. The place is huge. We went to the grocery store to pick up a few things for dinner. There was a building beside the grocery store that looked like a wear house and Danielle explained that people can order their groceries at home then come and pick them up when they want to. We need to start this in Canada. Everything is much different here. The food, the bread, the light switches, the cars, the roads, just everything. I’m so overwhelmed by everything right now that I don’t even know what to think of the country France.
On Friday I will be going to my first Rotary meeting, where I will go on a little plane for a trip around my town. Also a reporter might be at the meeting to ask me questions about my exchange.
Yesterday I was spoken to in French all day, in which I answered mostly oui, not knowing what else to say. I hope that I start to get used to the way things are here so that I become more comfortable.
I miss everyone at home terribly,