This year, summer has been longer than any other for me: I finished taking my finals at the end of May (somewhen around the 20th), I then went back to Burgundy to start my internship earlier than excepted (staff crisis :p!), completed my three-month journalism internship by the end of August (well… wait! actually, my last day was the first day of autumn’s term) and then spent the rest of September mostly dealing with paperwork (but I’ll spare that one for you, because you’ve probably almost all read about my summer’s drama here).
Anyway, even though summer is well and truly over now, I still wished to go back in time and somehow digitally relive some of the perks of this past summer…
Just as if an angel was about to come down to earth… #wordsofmyheart
Remember when I told you HE was my source of inspiration?! I think it was not exactly what it was. I’ve always known he’d played an important role at a certain point in my life, but I could never really put the words on it. I believe I can now. What he did was help me reshape my artistic wings. He helped me find my way back to where I’ve always belonged. And that’s why he’ll forever be very dear to my heart. Oh he didn’t do anything but his own thing. But it was exactly what I needed. Meet someone absorbed by his art. This is who he is. And once my wings were fixed, reshaped, and reborn, I could take off. I could fly by myself and let my creativity out in this crazy world. I’m not a full-bloomed one yet, but I’m on my way. #wordsofmyheart
The first big part of this summer has been my staying at home. It’d been a very long while since I last stayed that long at home in Burgundy (I mean… 4 months makes a quite long stay, doesn’t it?!); the main reason why I stayed is the main reason why I – at some point – decided to look for an internship in or near my hometown and that was to simply be with my dad before leaving in September and starting my new London student life! When I look back today and given what recently happened, I’m very glad I chose to spend this summer in Burgundy, even though there were some days I wish I hadn’t woken up!
One of the best part of being in France this summer was definitely about the food – especially knowing that after just a few months, I’ll need to leave this gastronomic paradise to go back to England!
As some of you probably know, I’ve now completed my dual degree in Applied Foreign Languages (French, English and German) and in Translation & International Relations, but before I got that, there was one last little thing to take care of and that was my summer internship, without which I wouldn’t have been able to get my BA. Hence my entire summer was mostly dedicated to my internship by a local newspaper! To be completely honest with you, that was not the most thrilling experience ever :/; however, I got to do a few incredible things that were well worth the daily dramas and sometimes useless missions!
Bastille day 2015 was probably the most incredible day of this summer! Even when I’m abroad, I always try to find a way to celebrate France’s national day, for I find it somehow magical (fireworks surely playing a big role!)
Of course, I’m scared. Of course, I see and feel dark sometimes. But I also know that hope is my best chance! #wordsofmyheart
This summer was also marked by a short but intense visit in London, during which we literally ran a marathon with my brother, Amelie and one of my current flatmates, to find a place to live from late September on! And we did, slowly but surely! Fortunately for us, we had our last day in London free of any supplementary accommodation-related worries, and we were therefore able to treat ourselves with some delicious Italian food (because why not?!) and go (or go back) to some incredible places, such as Shoreditch, Saint-Paul’s Cathedral, and the South Bank!
‘I guess what I’m endlessly trying to say is I’ll miss you and that’s going to leave a bloody hell of a big hole in my heart.’ – from my blogpost ‘Goodbye ESTRI, it’s been a beautiful ride’ #wordsofmyheart
Strangely enough, leaving has never felt that way before… Usually it’s always been easier for me to leave than get all that needs to be done before leaving. But this time, the paperwork has been dealt with pretty smoothly and the actual fact of leaving has given birth to an extremely odd and uncomfortable feeling! I guess I know why now… But what’s done is done and I still believe this was the right thing to do until I find out where the wind of life is going to take me next!