If one is to live in LA, this is the way to do it: no car, close to the beach, and only work one job. Its a great life and I am going to miss it and all of the wonderful people I have met here. Next week I will be moving to France. First stop is Rouen, where I will be living with a host family, attempting to learn French. Second stop is moving into a shoebox apartment to study in Paris!
My excitment is only curtailed by extreme anxiety. When I spent a month in Italy as a high school student, it was certainly an adventure, but not exactly a happy one. I am hoping that, because I am spending a year and a half in France, instead of only one month, I will be much better acclimated to the lifestyle and language. At least that is my hope.
I'll update you when I get to Rouen! Don't forget to check out my pictures of California!