2020 rhymes with crazy

So tomorrow is back to school for me. How is it possible you say, it’s been 3 weeks since the Christmas holidays are over! Well this beginning of the year has been rather crazy to say the least.

As soon as New Year’s Eve was over (I spent a lovely January 1st, one of my best memories so far), I flew to the other side of the world to visit… South Korea!!! If you remember from my last post (A little christmasy update), I went to Keimyung University in Daegu for a week of cultural exchange as part of their partnership with my school. I was part of lucky nine students to be selected to go (!!!). I had an absolute blast, made so many cool memories and sadly came back on Sunday, January 12th.

The next Monday, 8:30am, I was in a lab running experiments whilst being jet lagged and sick (no rest for the wicked, again). Lab weeks are generally crazy but this one was unexpectedly calm, and I may or may not have slept 11h every night to recover from the jet lag and the intense week.

On Friday night from this school interlude, I finally took the plunge and booked train tickets to go spend a week at my friend’s house near Rennes. If you know your French geography and history, you’ll notice that it’s in Brittany -Bretagne- and considering that part of my family is from Normandy -Normandie- let’s say that I wasn’t really familiar with the region (ah the old grudges between French folks will never fail to amaze me). All of this to say that it was my first time being invited at a friend’s house away from Paris (yes, I am 18 years old and I never went on holidays with friends), and seeing the countryside was a good reset. I used this time to visit the region and take pictures (coming some time in the future btw).

I am now finally home, and (mostly) ready to start school again. It took me 5 weeks to wash away the stress from last semester and recover, but I think now is a good time or else I’ll never want to go to school again. I shall also mention that since Januray 1st, I spent a total of 10 days in my hometown. That is insane.

2020, you are crazy.

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