I quite love my life nowadays 🙂
Hey everybody (I’ve watched so much of 2 Broke Girls in the past few months that Sophie’s greeting has become my default xD)!
I hope y’all are having a nice and lazy Sunday. This past week has been crazy, crazy fun but also really hectic, which is why I was so surprised at myself for waking up at 7:30am yesterday and today! I mean, before 10 on a weekend?
Not for me, hell no – unless we’ve planned to play football in the morning beforehand. I’ll be there at any time of day for football.
Anyway, I was the first one up today and I’ve been a PRODUCTIVE BEAST since then. I have this huge to do list of all the things I had to get done this weekend, and since I could accomplish very very little of them yesterday, I’ve been super motivated since I woke up to get it all done. I’ve been ticking off things at maximum speed, and lemme tell you, very few feelings are as rewarding as checking things off a to-do list.
Publishing this post was one of them, so here I am!
I first saw this post on one of my favourite lifestyles blogs, Life of Angela, and I loveddd the idea of it. I don’t know if it’s a tag or an award or anything, but I really want to give it a go. The idea is, you basically talk about things happening in your life, stuff that you would chat about with someone if you were having coffee with them. I love giving you guys life updates, and right now I have SO MUCH to say!
If we were having coffee, I would tell you my HUGE ANNOUNCEMENT! I’ve kept you guys in suspense about this for about a month now, and that’s because I couldn’t really find the time to tell you properly. The news is,
I’m going on a student exchange program to The Netherlands, for eleven days!!
15 of us from school are going to be going to The Netherlands for a student exchange program, where we’ll each be living with a different host family. Our school has partnered with Marne College in Bolsward, Holland, to make this possible, and I just cannot even begin to tell you how freaking excited I am.
We’re going to be in Bolsward for a week, then, get this – 3 DAYS IN PARIS, OUT OF WHICH ONE WHOLE DAY WE’RE GOING TO DISNEYLAND, and A DAY IN COLOGNE, GERMANY, for sightseeing.
I’m dead. I’m just numb from excitement and anticipation. Ten whole days in Europe without ANY PARENTAL SUPERVISION?!?!?
The exchange program itself is so so amazing. We’ve already gotten a tentative itinerary of all the things that the faculty and students of Marne have planned for us, and it’s going to be insanely fun. One day – there are water sports. Water. sports. in. school. And that’s not even the most exciting thing – which says a lot.
We also have a hugeeee list of projects to get done before we leave. There are dances, songs, powerpoint presentations, speeches, whatnot that the 15 of us are currently working on, along with school stuff. These days, I don’t even have lunch breaks free in school because of dance practice xD. I love performing, but it’s not the case for everyone, and trust me, when you have to teach unwilling boys how to dance, it’s a complete freak show.
There’s so much more I have to tell you guys about this trip, but I’m planning to publish a post about that the day before I leave, since I’m 100% sure I’ll be really nervous and excited and emotionally messed up, so I’ll need to get it out xD. I’m leaving on the 30th of August (BARELY A MONTH TO GO HOLY CRAP), and returning on the 10th of September.
If we were having coffee, I would tell you all about the day I spent in Bombay with my student exchange group. Everyone from the group who doesn’t have a US passport or a Schengen visa already, was required to travel to the visa embassy in Bombay to get their biometrics done for their visa applications. It would obviously be really inconvenient for the parents to just drop everything on a weekday and drive to Bombay, and because our school understands this and is REALLY AWESOME, they took us themselves! The 9 of us who had to go, reached our respective pick-up points at 5am, and then rode all the way to Bombay in a spacious, comfortable, fully air-conditioned traveller bus with two of our awesome teachers (one of whom is accompanying us to the Netherlands). It was an epic day. We stopped for breakfast at McDonald’s, made some new friends at the embassy, totally rocked our visa interviews, took a WHOLE BUNCH of super cute pictures, played songs way too loudly thanks to Bluetooth (I am in love with that bus tbh), joked and laughed a lot with our coolass teachers, and ate some reallyyyyy good food throughout the day. It was amazinggggg, but also super exhausting. I reached home at 6pm, exactly 13 hours later, and then I had to leave for a birthday party within an hour. And after that, we went down to play football, of course. I just love days like these ❤ .
If we were having coffee, I would tell you about my new friends. So out of the 15 of us going on the exchange program, only two people are my good friends. Really only one, actually (the sketching spot, that’s you!). My closest friend in the group, Saanhvi, actually joined our school this year and I am absolutely in love with her. So you could say that except for these two, everyone else are just people I knew of, you know? Even Saanhvi, I just met her literally a month ago, when school started. I recognise most of them, but we’ve never even said hi to each other, just because, you get me? There are people from different boards, different grades, and I really, really like most of em. Through this one short Bombay trip, and all our meetings and dance practices, I’ve realised that making new friends is so awesome! Sure, we love our close groups and wish we could carry them around in our pockets forever, but branching out is such a great change! I’m so excited for all the adventures I’m gonna have with this crazy bunch in Europe xD.
Here’s what we were doing at the embassy lol:
If we were having coffee, I would tell you how perfect yesterday was. Yesterday was my best-friend-in-the-whole-world’s birthday. She’s everything to me what a stereotypical best friend is: I can walk into her house literally anytime (she’s my neighbour 🙂 ), we’re kind of famous among our gang for our eye-contact conversations xD, and when either of us are bored, we like to go for long walks and talk about everything and anything for at least 2 hours at a time. I got really sentimental while writing out her card yesterday. Anyway, as soon as I woke up, I was just so excited the whole day because it was her birthday. I made her card first thing in the morning, and then made her some fresh hot chocolate, whipped cream and all (original recipe, coming soon yayyy), and brought both to her house. While I was there, her mom fed me dosa (I die for her mom’s dosa), and I ended up oiling her hair and playing a game of cards before leaving xD. Within one hour I was back at their house, helping her prep for her party. The party was insanely fun, and then all of us immediately had to attend another birthday party in the society. After that we rushed home, changed, and me downstairs to play football. It was SOO MUCH FUN, after so long. At around 10:30pm, after football, Stuti (bday girl), Sharu (her sister, my other true love) and I just hung around in the lobby because we didn’t feel like going home xD. And since neither of our parents were home, we had no pressure to go home anytime soon. So we ended up going up to her house for another half hour, drinking the leftover coke from the party and chatting aimlessly. And when I went to sleep yesterday, I was just so happy.
Here’s 2 of my favourite pictures of us:
And lastly, if we were having coffee, I would tell you grateful and frustrated I am, at the same time, that the rain seems to have stopped and the sun’s back out. I despise rain and everything it brings, I’ve established that before. And I just LOOOVE the sunny, breezy weather we’ve been having for the past few days. But I’m also super annoyed, because JUST as the sun comes back out, the ground where we play football has been cordoned off to let the grass grow or something dumb like that. I mean, just when it’s not muddy and soaked anymore, we can’t use it. WHYYYY xD.
Aaaand I think I’m going to stop now! I do remember having a few more things to put in here, but I’m already past 1600 word so I think that’s it for today 🙂
Thank you guys so much for reading, tell me what’s up with you lately? Anything exciting? The comments are all yours!
Also yes, I’m back to my old theme because I have attachment issues.
ThePastryPoet, signing off.