Saturday, September 20, 2008

It's like magic!

I'm leaving for France Monday evening. Yay! My visa is all in order, and I think I'll be able to fit things in my suitcases, hopefully my shoes won't take up too much room. Unfortunately I don't have the option of buying them in France because my size doesn't exist. I think I should find all of the other clown-footed girls out there and strike for my rights. SNCF does it all the time, why can't I?

When I first got home from France I was still using French all the time - thinking in French, having trouble using English, writing emails back to France very easily. Then for the past few weeks I'd really gotten out of that and I was starting to think that I'd have a hard time when I finally headed back to the land of strikes. Then, all of a sudden, for some magical reason I automatically started thinking and using French again this week. It's like I somehow subconsciously told my brain that it was time to get back into French mode. I'm sure there will still be a small adjustment period while I accustom myself to hearing and speaking French all the time, but I know I'm in a much better spot with my French this time than I was last year. Of course I still have lots to learn (especially genders, as Ben tells me rather often), but how many Frenchies can speak English as well as I speak French? Yeah, didn't think so!

It seemed like my time in the US was interminable and all of a sudden it's time to leave again.

This is probably the last post I'll make from the US for the year. See you in France!

5 comments:

Monique said...

bon voyage :)

Leesa said...

Hey Mira!!!

Have a safe flight back! I can't believe you've been gone for sooo long! It will be good for you to get back to Frace... The weather this month has been PARFAIT! It's been chilly in the mornings.. but sunny everyday... And it goes up to 20C in the afternoon... AHHHH!!!
Hope the sun welcomes you back to Paris...
BTW, think about joining us at Disneyland for Halloween, if that interests you... We may get a group discount but we plan on "dressing up!" It's during the vacances scholaires, too...
Hugs, Leesa

Andromeda said...

Genders are very hard but try and imagine the object in a dress or pants, that works for me/makes me laugh so I don't care that I never remember.
Safe travels!!

Zhu said...

Language comes and go. I'm the same... When I go back to France, it takes me a few days to be fluent. Same for English in Canada on the way back.

(Just following links and ended up on your blog... happy travels!)

Au Soleil Levant said...

Thanks for the posts everyone, and welcome Zhu! Thanks for posting.