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I cannot fucking wait til I'm finished here for good.
juliette binoche, ludivine sagnier, david ginola, the eiffel tower, emmanuelle beart, eric cantona, the arc di triumph, noemie lenoir
That'd be great. But they're not.
is it about missing home or about actually being unhappy there? and how long have you been there for?
What an anniversary, eh. I'm genuinely unhappy here but I've gotta make a go of it somehow. Sigh :(
Have you actually thought about exactly what it is?
In short, yes.
it's still very rural. I didn't much enjoy my time there. All I can say is that I think you've taken trhe right track. All those English Erasmus lot will be boring. Just talking english and being cliquey- you're better off trying to find french/other friends maybe, also will make the experience more authentic! I did a three month exchange when I was 16 to Frankfurt. And I couldn't get on with the English people - a lot of them were my 'friends' but they were so negative about the place and their partners and just really cliquey. I hated that outlook, I wanted to submerge myself in the place, so I spent all my time with the Germans, forced myself to talk. I'm quite outgoing (almost too far so, most of the time, as being at work in a fairly quiet office has shown me) so it came kinda naturally to me, but I think everyone can do that kind of thing.
Just be confident about your language and your learning and what you're there for. And treat it as a little challenge. If you go back for christmas, you might find that on your return you feel refreshed and happier, so take advantage of that and make the most of your time, eh?
You write very nicely, by the way.
yeah I've pretty much given up on the English, only thing is they're the ones that take the time to go places outside of the city [Rennes] and do all the "touristy" things. I might look at taking myself to Normandy to look at the war cemeteries or something, perhaps.... Anyway, that's beside the point. I come across as being really outgoing and confident when actually I'm not, which people only realise when they get close enough to... The Christmas holiday is meant to be a kind of "recovery" before throwing myself back into it... At least by the time January comes round I'll be halfway there I guess, summer exams finish in early May...
Thank you, I always get self conscious about how I write - it's why there's only the one entry... :(
I'll share mine as you shared yours. Laugh away.
I think you'll be fine. Just think of the good things. There are good things. Anyway, going places on your own is great. I'm gonna go to Berlin on my 21st on my own, cause my friends all flaked. I'm really looking forward to it.
'little man with a penis hand'
if you're there till june then that's only a 3rd of the total amount of time you have there. is it that you haven't made friends, stuff like that? assuming you're in uni there, do they have societies you can join, etc? i was pretty miserable in my first year in uni but i didn't really do anything about it but moan and complain on the internet. there are things you can try to do, even when it seems the most hopeless, and if it seems really difficult then chances are it will be all the more rewarding. are you having difficulties with the language and all or is that bit ok?
Usually cuz first time at full speed I just can't process it, which seems crap after 11 years of learning French. Know the other english who are out here but they've formed a clique and I haven't cracked into it and have lost interest in doing so. They're throwing a Christmas dinner Tues eve and I didn't warrant an invite, despite it being held in my own building. Doesn't really matter, I'm leaving Tuesday but still, it's always the same. Dunno about societies and stuff tbh, Exeter's really good at sending out e-mails about societies and events and stuff and here I don't hear anything. I dunno, next term I've gotta do shitloads of work cuz I've cried off exams this time round, wasn't much point in sitting them anyway as hadn't been to the lessons... So at least next term I'll be busy.
If I fuck it up though, I'm screwed.
at least you'll get a break for christmas. i hope it turns out better next term, i know so well how you feel
And 25ish euros away, 50 if I plan on coming back..
Where in France are you?
I'm dabbling in a bit of Normandy cider at the mo.
It corrodes the clock.
It kills the time.
It also provides me with an avenue to vent my spleen and piss on the chips of life.