Saturday, August 15, 2009
Well..... I have been here and the verdict is..... I love it! It is so beautiful and everything is so relaxing. I had my first day of school this week. It was interesting. The headmaster made the exchange student from Jersey get up and tell the school about our lives. Well.... first off. My school has 700+ people in it. I know I know. I do musicals for 900+ people. But, this is completly diffrent. The lights are on and you can see everybodys faces. That may be one of the scariest things that I have had to do here. I did it though. After indroducing and talking about me. We left for homeroom. I had so many people look and stare at me because I was diffrent. But, I knew going into this that it would happen. When I got outside the gym I had 3 past exchangee's come up to me and talk to me. It was nice to know that there were people there who I could talk to and things. They are all really nice. We went to homeroom where once again everyone was staring at me. But, the teacher knows that I am not from here. So, she translated in english for me. Thank you! After that we went to eat lunch. It actually was not that bad. Then I was done with school. I finish between 11.00 and 1.00 everyday. It is so diffrent then back home. After I left I went to my hostparents work...... I got lost. I was 1.5 hours late. I was alone in a foregin country and not knowing where I was going.... Not a good mix. I was instantly homesick then.. It was probally the worst day I could have. Homesick is not a good feeling. You feel sick to your stomach, you are very emotional and you just want to go home. After I got home I wrote to my mom. I was in tears the whole time. I couldnt hold it in. It was setting in that I was going to be gone from home for 10 months and I wouldnt be able to see them the whole time. It was the worst feeling that I ever had. I still feel it a little but, not as bad I did. Thank god! I know that I am not alone in the homesickness thing. But, it feels like you are. I think that my hostfamily could tell that I was. I dont know why, but, I think they could. I just ate and then went to bed after. The next day was great. Still felt a little sick but, not like I did. Thats good. Yesterday was a good day. School was ok. My spanish teacher knows no english just spanish and finnish, she is from chile. But, i told her that I understood spanish and she talked to me in spanish. thank you for making me take spanish for 3 years back in the states. I ate one thing that I would never had thought of.... reindeer. It was actually really good. It tasted like a very expensive steak. haha I went to youth group that night. it was good. I didnt understand anything. But its ok. I just listened to the music. After youth group we went to eat. It was really good too. Why is food here so good? After eating and trying to teach my friends english (went really well ha ha) When we got home we played ps3. I ROCKED AT SOCCER! 5-0 I WON! haha. then we came back in and i talked to my mom for a while. wow how i miss talking to her everyday. But, I guess this will do. Peace.