Well, I can’t believe it, but I’ve been in Paris for a month already. It’s a bit frightening to see how time is flying by. There’s so many things to do, and even when I don’t want to do them, I can just walk around the city and I’m bound to find something magical–whether it’s a cathedral or a passage or garden. I’m definitely coming back here after I graduate. Honestly, I feel more at home in Paris than I ever felt at Messiah. Maybe I was just born for city life?
This week hasn’t been the most exciting for exploring the city or going to museums. I started more classes and so I’ve mostly been just doing that. I started my phonetics class–it’s kind of frightening sometimes. I go into this room and put on these heavy duty headphones with microphones attached and then repeat phrases after our instructor. Sounds innocent, right? Sure…as long as I know what she’s saying. It’s really frustrating when I have no idea what she said so I’m just repeating general sounds.
My conferences are…long (only two hours). And in French (of course). I went to four conferences this week, but I’m probably to only stick with three of them. The one I’m dropping was really creepy–we watched this movie taking place in a historical era where a guy conspired with a lady that he would steal this other girl’s virtue and then dump her. It was a pretty awful movie. However, on a more positive note, my gastronomy class is AMAZING. I’m so excited to learn about French food!