I’m having a pretty positive week over here in France and so I thought I’d share the top 5 things that I have to be happy about ! What is making you chuffed to bits at the mo?
1. THE WEATHER
Strasbourg has never been more beautiful than it is right now. The weather is boiling- between 25 and 30 degrees most days now, and it’s only April- so I’m really enjoying getting my summer clothes on and whacking my pegs out! I’m almost sad to be almost finished with my work placement – almost.
2. I FINISH WORK IN A WEEK
I’ve been working in 2 different schools in France for nearly a year now and quite frankly, I’m tired. I’m tired of 5.30am wake ups and 8am classes. I’m tired of getting woken up by the school kids in the school next to my house on my only day off. I’m tired of going full days without hearing a word in English. I love my job so very much most of the time but it’s really time to finish up and go home for me now!
3. I HAVE JUST COMPLETED A 5000 WORD DISSERTATION… IN FRENCH
Generally speaking, I quite enjoy writing essays. In English. If you tell me to write an essay in French, as I have to do quite regularly, I’ll put it off for as long as I can and probably do the least work possible to get a decent grade. I’ve actually put SO much effort into this essay and I’m quite chuffed with how it’s come out so far. Definitely one of my proudest life achievements so far.
4. IT’S ALMOST SUMMER
And summer means holidays! And sunbathing! And bikinis! Do I really need to say much more?
5. I’M HONESTLY HAVING THE BEST YEAR OF MY LIFE SO FAR.
And if that’s not something to be happy about, I don’t know what is.