I’ve finally arrived to France. Yesterday afternoon, to be more precise. It hasn’t really sunk in to me, though.
On Saturday we were celebrating my brother’s graduation. I hadn’t
exactly finished packing yet and when one of my aunts, the one living in
Helsinki right next to the airport, suggested that I come stay at her
place the last night I started panicking. I wasn’t mentally prepared to
leave my family just yet. I ended up crying like a baby and finishing
packing my stuff in a hurry… I seem to have forgot about half of all the
small stuff I still wanted to pack. Oh well.
Since leaving home I’ve felt pretty unreal. Everything went really
smoothly: I slept really well the night before leaving, there were no
problems on the airports, I even got some sleep on my flight and on the
bus from Geneva to Grenoble. Maxime was waiting for me with a little
basket of fresh rasberries and he took me to my appartment. The appart
is very nice, as is my roommate, and once the weather gets better I’ll
provide you with a picture of the view from my window. I can see the
mountains and the sunrise <3
My first day in the office went well, too. I’m in the same room with a
very international team: one other Finnish girl, one Dane, one Swede
and three Italians. We receive phone calls from all the four countries
and it’s really funny to listen to several discussions in two or three
different languages in the same time! In general all the people working
in the office are young (I seem to be the youngest though) and the
ambiance is relaxed. There are regularly soirées and sorties and
they really seem to care about our well-being. I get always foolishly
happy about little things like us having right to some free refreshments
during the day, or being able to sit out in a park to have luch… I’m
very easy to please, you know!
All in all everything seems very nice, but as I said, I haven’t really understood
yet that I’m not on holidays (I get that feeling all the time because
the air smells warm and humid, very unlike the Finnish summer breeze). I
will stay here, for a good while.