Wednesday, June 30, 2010

So much has happened..

Wow.. So time has been flying by super fasssst! There is officially four weeks until I leave. My departure date hasn't been completely confirmed.. should bet he 29th though. My Dad and I took a trip to Vancouver for the day to deliver my visa application to the Swedish consulate. It all went well and we should get it back in the mail in a couple weeks.
Even more exciting news.. I met this girl over facebook that will be living in the same town as me for the year :D It's very exciting, we've skyped already and can't wait to meet each other.
I've chatted with my host mom and host sister some more, I love them already. Caroline sent me pictures of the house and it's gorgeous!
Orientation is gonna be on the 1st and 2nd of August, then I travel north for a 10 day language camp with all the other rotary students, it's gonna be a blast! Then school starts on August 23rd. I will be attending Österportgymnasiet which is the upper secondary school in Ystad. My host councilor says that when I arrive in Sweden I will pick my programs.
So that's all I can really think of right now that's new with Sweden news.. I keep getting more excited!

On a less happy note.. I am not looking forward to this next month in a way. The bitter sweetness is coming into play and it's not fun at all. My best friend Miles was accepted to a camp called Shad Valley.. which meant he left last thursday for a month. Saying goodbye to him was one of the hardest things I've had to do yet. And for the next 31 days I get to do it so many times as well. The worst part is, my sister is leaving to Quebec for 6 weeks on Saturday.. so I won't see her before I leave. I'm scared to say good bye to her!

I know the next year will be worth all these tears though so I can hardly wait till July 29th!