Jardin du Luxembourg, Paris, France
Today’s my first day of school!!!!!
I’m not sure what to think exactly. I have no idea what to expect. It is Orientation Day, where the students will receive their uniforms…ummm and that’s about all I know. I’m excited, of course, to check it out. What I’m really feeling, though, deep down in my stomach, is that feeling we all got the night before our first day in high school. Yes, high school, not university. You know the feeling. Are the teachers nice? Will the cool kids like me? Will I make friends? University was different because you either ended up in a dorm completely SOL on who your roommates were, or edged into large classrooms full of people where you could totally get lost in the crowd without anyone noticing all semester. Point is, you got to choose your friends in a population of over 1000 students in university. I digress.
Back to Le Cordon Bleu. I’m totally nervous about having scary chefs, mean translators, evil dishwashers, and back-stabbing classmates in the classroom. I’ve just summed up the worst possible scenario. I’ll let you know how it goes after my first day.
In the mean time, enjoy a picture from our stroll the other day from Le Cordon Bleu. We walked all the way from the school in the 15th back to our apartment in the 3rd. It took us about 1.5 hours, with brief réposes in the Jardin du Luxembourg and the Eric Kayser boulangerie in St Germain des Prés. I love the green spaces everywhere in Paris where people just chill, play with their kids, share picnics, read books, and nap under the trees and on benches. It is so different from North America, where park benches attract homeless people and bird poop. Sorry, that was a bad imagery.