Sunday, February 21, 2016

What I've learned from my exchange year

At the beginning of 2015 I made a blogpost called Why an exchange year? in which I explained my reasons for going to the USA. When I was reading through old blogposts I came across that list and I was surprised to see that I've experienced all the things on that list! I decided to wrote this blogpost about everything I learned during my (almost) 7 months abroad.

I've learned to get out of my comfort zone and to just do it. 
This exchange year is probably the scariest thing I've ever done and will ever do in my entire life. Leaving my family and friends for people I don't even know yet, in another country, with another language and another culture. Of course it scared me a lot, but I was ready for a change in my life, an experience I would never forget. So I just did it. And that's what I am doing during my year too. Want to try a new sport? Just do it. Want to audition for the school play? Just do it. Want to talk to new people? Just do it. Because an exchange year is mostly what you make out of it yourself, and by just trying out new things you can have the best possible experience.

Saturday, February 13, 2016

Flight dates home?!

Last Thursday I got an email from EF saying: EF Homebound Flight Wave. In this email I found out that I'm assigned to the wave of June 7th to June 9th. This means that I'm flying home on one of those days which is only 3,5 months away. This email also made me realize that I should actually post on my blog again. So here's a blogpost with everything that's been going on in my life lately!

The play
I have rehearsals for 'A Midsummer Night's Dream' almost every day after school. The part I play is that of a fairy and I have all my lines memorized by now. I've also seen my costume already which is really cute. We perform on March 23rd and 24th, which is the week my parents and sister are here. I'm so happy they are gonna be able to see it! Play practice is also a great way to make new friends and I met a lot of nice people there. Doing a Shakespeare play is not boring like you would think, but it's fun and challenging. I love it!