I’m moving to FRANCE!
For those of you who may not know, Dave has been accepted into a Euro Master’s program for Viticulture and Winemaking that will start in Montpellier, France. It’s a pretty prestigious thing, as they only take a handful of students from all over the world and he was one is them. He applied a while back, just to see what might happen, but I knew he’d get in. He’s a Smarty-Pants McGee, my Dave. We found out earlier this summer that he had indeed been accepted and thus began my heart palpitations at the thought of him being gone for 2 years. (Well, two semesters in France, then a final thesis semester somewhere–could be France, could be Italy, could be somewhere else…we’ll cross that bridge when we come to it.) We mapped out all of our options and decided to only do long distance if we absolutely had to. We don’t, so we’re not!
We won’t leave California until mid-August (my last day of work is August 17), at which point we’re thinking of driving out to his parents in Long Island to spend some time there before we depart to France sometime around Labor Day weekend. We’ll be home for the holidays, as the program is still school and observes such things as Christmas and Spring Break. I have NO idea how to speak French but I have a google app on my phone and so far I know how to say “cats make me sneeze” (les chats me font éternuer) which I’m hoping will come in handy when we’re apartment hunting.
I’m so excited for my new adventure and even more excited to experience a year in France with Dave! I hope he likes me in a beret because I’m wearing one every chance I get.