Saturday, 31 May 2014

I survived!

I sit in my room surrounded by the chaos of unfinished packing, suffocating in the smell of the cleaning products I have spent the day using to clean my room for the final time and realise that I have made it: I have completed my Erasmus year. Not only that but I have survived.

I have met some of the most incredible people in my time in Montpellier and I am so thankful that I had the opportunity to fall in love with such a beautiful city. Spending my final weekend surrounded by some of my favourite people celebrating my 21st birthday with champagne and cocktails seemed like the only way to honour the end of a crazy year. Admittedly in amongst the madness my blog has suffered. I am not up to writing a long heartfelt post at the moment but I can share with you some of the things I have learnt this year:

  • Sometimes you have to rescue yourself. 
  • The best days and favourite memories were mostly unplanned and totally spontaneous.
  • People surprise you on a daily basis. I would not have been able to survive this year if it wasn't for the beautiful friends who continually surprised me. 
  • French bread/cheese and wine really is the best.
  • The sunshine is beautiful and extremely easy to take for granted (Says freezing English girl in her hometown). 
  • Home really is where your heart is.
  • Finally probably my most important rule: Do not speak out of anger, but out of love. If you are angry or hurting it is best to find time and space to cool off so you don't say anything you will regret.
Hopefully this summer I can get back into my writing... Fingers crossed!