When I first met you we were in the heat of summer, a summer that I eventually came to realize never really seemed to want to end. I still remember our first encounter when I sat in the 747 airport bus, the window open and the warm evening air blowing in my face while I first laid my eyes on your urban cityscape. I immediately felt good about being where I was, gong where I was going. I knew that I was going on a new adventure, but I did not know what it would eventually mean to me, or how it would make me feel when I am sitting here right now, about to leave all that you have given me behind and start a new chapter of my life.
I’m so very happy for everything that you gave me, all the places I got the chance to see, all the experiences that i was given and above all; all the amazing people that I’ve gotten to know. I will never forget the moments we’ve shared. All the fun, craziness and laughs will bring me joy for a long long time to come.
This has been the greatest experience of my life so far and I love all of you who shared it with me and made it what it was.
We will meet again.
Au Revoir Montreal. Je t’aime trop.
My last post here on my beloved blog was when I was sitting at the airport in my home town back in Sweden, waiting to finally get going on my exchange semester in Montreal, Canada. And now I’m here; a touch more than two months in with the realization that I have just about half my stay here left in front of me, before it’s time to start heading back home again. This realization comes with a somewhat bitter taste, there is no doubt about that, since I have nothing but enjoyed my time here from day one. It has honestly been such a fantastic experience to this point, and there are so many stories to tell about it all. I’ve travelled to the left and to the right, I’ve met so many amazing people that I really enjoy being around, and I have finally gotten some sort of routine going with my school work here. Going from studying one course at a time as we do in Sweden to five at a time took some getting used to, but I’m getting there now, at last. Today I even had my first midterm (in Human Resource Management) which by my own account and feeling of it went well.
It has slowly started to turn into fall here in Montreal now, at long last (even if I haven’t missed it particularly). The summer here has been so long and warm, but now it’s time to start wearing the heavy stuff again. But I am in fact going to Cuba in about a week, so the summer still really doesn’t feel all that far away… B-)
That’s it for this update; au reviour!
Yesterday i visited the International office at school to pick up my letter of admission from HEC Montreal, where i’ll be spending the fall semester later this year. Feels great that things are starting to fall in line! Now i just need to buy airline tickets, sort out accommodation, and a bunch of other stuff.