It's been a long year in 2010. Well, I would say that except things have passed by so fast I haven't even seen the year past. Just one year ago I was with Brian and his family enjoying the end of 2010.. glasses of champagne were raised, we ate an amazing meal and then.. in a sad way.. we separated in January to do a long distance relationship for 6 more months.
During the first half of 2010 I was constantly wrapped up in my studies, getting A's and putting in the back of the mind the fact I would be leaving in June to live in France.
Time flew, tears flew, another airport trip and the horrible 12 hour flight and I was in the arms of France herself. Summertime was a mess of apartment hunting and minor discoveries; a trip to Spain with the family left me about 10 pounds heavier and happy as ever.
School started and I realized French was a force to reckon with, I fell on the Velo'v and totally busted up my knee. The knee was destroyed during my birthday, I turned 23 years old, I had a dinner party, I had another party, Brian turned 23.
My French family invited me for a Thanksgiving celebration, I decided not to make pumpkin pie because when I described it in French the resulted look was disgust. I welcomed my baby brother to France; had a beautiful Christmas, had a crazy experience in Amsterdam; received my first Le Creuset.. and french parfum.
It was a beautiful year and I welcome 2011 in France, my new life, my new city. I love it here and I'll always consider both Portland and Lyon my homes.
I have great expectations for the new year.. and I am excited. Here are some of my favorite memories/posts in 2010:
4 Days in France
My First Marche Experiences
Suddenly Two Months Passed
Amazing Discovery of French Food Prices
23.. Messed up Knee
Got involved in a Riot
Baby Speaking Adventures
Christmas in France
It was a beautiful year. I look forward to another wonderful year in France in 2011.
HAPPY NEW YEAR EVERYONE!
See you in 2011!