Monday, May 18, 2009
6 weeks to go..
Only 6 weeks left in Denmark. I seriously can't sleep at night.. I have so many thoughts running around in my head. It takes me an hour to fall asleep! "need to find a work practice for a week.. Jyllands tur next week... visiting Solvej's dad, Ove on Friday... need to buy a Danish Flag.. need to visit everyone (!!) .. need to buy a ticket to Rock Under Broen music fest.. need to say goodbye to my class.. two more days of school" There's really so much to think about!
I'm a list kind of girl. When I can't sleep I make a list of all the things I need to do the next day. I have 5 lists now. We had a really nice breakfast on Saturday morning at home and then I took the train down to Svendborg on Saturday morning and spent the weekend with Vero! We spent HOURS on Saturday planning our last 6 weeks here in DK. We decided on three bike trips we are going to do.. but you will have to wait to hear about those! We are going to visit Kyla's host family (Vero's contact family) and make dinner with them in a couple weeks! Thursday we're going to have a "Svendborg Sightseeing Day" for all the Fyn exchangies because it's a holiday, so no school! Lots of things are happening..
On Saturday night.. like 9 pm.. Vero and I decided to bike out to a little island called Thurø to visit the church graveyard and see if we could find a "seamerchant" we read about on the internet. It is such a beautiful island.. especially at night before the sun goes down!
But the other day it hit me. I found out I leave DK the 29th at 12 pm. I know the date and time.. that makes it real. I also found out what time all my friends are going home. And I just broke down. I might never see my friends again.. we might never be together again. These are the kids of shared everything with all year. We have been through the same things, we have helped each other through it. They are my best friends. I have to say goodbye to Bjarke and Solvej. I don't even know HOW I will do that. They say they will have a party when I leave (hah!) but I will miss them so much.. they have done so much for me and really been there for me.
I have to say goodbye to my class on Wednesday.. two more days. That's unbelievable to me. I can say I will NOT miss school. But I will miss my class.. they have been a great class and welcomed me from my first day. And it has meant a lot to me.. knowing my class cares about me.
I think having a plan will help get me through these last weeks. Not sitting at home being sad. I need to get out and do and see as much as I can! and I have quite a few ideas...
thanks for reading! love francine