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Pre-Departure Chaos

I leave for Brussels in ONE DAY. This is surreal. However, there are a few minor problems at the moment:

1. I have yet to pack. There is an empty suitcase on my floor, but in the way of a true procrastinator I have turned it into a makeshift laundry bin instead of beginning to pack. I clearly prioritize well.
2. My ability to communicate in French is severely limited. Reading french is a piece of cake, but when it comes to the speaking part it's a complete disaster. Firstly, my pronunciation is all Italian. I accidentally roll my r's, pronounce every silent consonant I see, etc. I sound like an Italian, which is GREAT if i were going to Italy, but I do not think the Belgian population is going to appreciate my severe butchering of their language. Second, I am very apprehensive about attempting to communicate if I think I will sound like an idiot. I have two options: speak in english and sound like an idiot american tourist, or speak in "fritalian" and sound like an idiot italian tourist. Im not sure which is the better idiot to be.
3. I also am on page 45 of my 500 page textbook that I have to finish before my classes start. Thank goodness I am a fast reader.

Aside from those minor issues, I cannot wait to arrive in Belgium. I am extremely nervous for my first few days by myself in a place completely outside my comfort zone, but I have some cool things planned so it shouldn't be a problem... Hopefully I wont get myself into too much craziness in my first few days.
Au revoir america!

Posted by lmaitalia 09:30

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