After a whole week of celebrations – wedding anniversary, birthday, christening (yes and I’m the lucky godmother!! ), etc… it’s finally time for me to rest…
Um wait, what?
Rest? haha still dreaming.
Yesterday I went to my first Alliance Française course for the year – it’s a course I take every year on French and especially in Literature. At the year end which is in July in this system, I have to take part in exams of course.
But this year is different because I’m shifting. I’m going a class higher, and because in my village they don’t have teachers available at that higher stage, I have to move out to town. So from now on, every Monday and possibly Tuesday, I have to travel to town to attend the classes. It’ll be tiring especially when school will start again, but well I have no other choice.
Anyway, what I wanted to tell you today is that yesterday, my first course was… um interesting.
And just like in the movies…
I felt so lonely.
A column of stairs appeared before me as I entered the clean, modern building. Some young teens were waiting on the porch, amybe waiting for their parents to pick them up. I went upstairs, slowly, but steadily.
Thump, thump, thump.
My tennis black shoes echoed as they hit the polished tiled floor. I went into a familiar library – I borrowed french books from there – and asked the attendant where was the class for les premières… He motioned to the next door, just in front of him. I entered reluctantly, stunned to see about a dozen of students present. They all already knew each other as they were together last year and maybe the years before. As I took a random place in the middle, I guess they all stared at me. I did not speak and only watched around. Not a bad room white everywhere… abundance of chairs and tables, whiteboard… oh the usual.
I was the newbie, the weirdo.
As I watched more students coming in, shaking hands with the others, chatting… I had the impression that I was in a movie, where the protagonist always remains alone on her/his first day at school… I was suddenly eager to begin the course, though the teacher was not present yet. I felt lonely and uneasy, but also fascinated and excited…
I’m a weirdo, I told you so. xD
Anyway the magic of just like in a movie got shattered as a friend of mine unexpectedly came into the room. I was so glad! I went to sit beside her and we began to talk. She was a newbie too lol! Such a coincidence!
So finally I was not in a movie anymore. I had company. I was a normal girl attending AF courses… disappointed? maybe… I like movies… but I’m relieved as well, as I’m going back today!
Our teacher is very kind and explains very well! Like her a lot!! She knows how to capture our attention and make us at ease.
Well I hope I’ll make friends with the others too… as time will pass…
Anyway, see ya! Gotta go!
Wish me good luck for today!
An Evil Nymph.