As of today, I am no longer a student.
After 6 years of post-high school studies, I am now saying goodbye to life as I know it, heading for a new chapter.
I’m not going to lie, this is really hard. I have already ugly cried three times last night and feel very on edge.
This year has been the best, by far, of all 6 years and I think this is why it feels so difficult.
I have met the most amazing, nice, respectful, open, generous, understanding, funny, loving people and I feel very grateful to have had the chance to know them. But the thing about an international class, is that there is a 99% chance I will never see them again. They come from China, Japan, Indonesia, Taïwan, Serbia, Morocco, Mexico, Colombia, Brazil, Germany, Greece/Palestine, Russia, Romania.
They were the smiles I saw every day when I entered the classroom, the support I felt when doing oral presentations, the laughs I shared at lunchtime, the deep chats about culture during breaks and the bright minds I studied with.
I feel very lucky to have spent my last moments in a classroom, sitting an exam and doing projects with them. They have made my college experience a whole lot better and thanks to them, I will have the most amazing memories that I will cherish forever.
I am curious about what life will be like now, I know that we, human beings, get accustomed to change quite quickly, but I have to say that I am going to miss being with people I feel connected to and being able to speak English everyday.
The idea of not having homework or exams to sit ever again (fingers crossed I pass every exam) is pretty amazing and knowing the I’ll have time to work on my blog and free time to chill makes me very happy. Studies take a lot of time and therefore, a bunch out of your life.
I am looking forward to being able to slow things down, appreciate life more and for this new chapter to begin…