“People are people and sometimes it doesn’t work out.” – ‘Breathe’ Taylor Swift
Exchanges are tricky things. Families pick students based on one sheet of paper with only the most basic information on it and students have no say at all in the matter. A lot of the time this works out perfectly fine, but occasionally there are instances where it just doesn’t work and it’s best for both parties if a new match is found. Sadly, this is what has happened to me this week.
My current host family and I are not parting on terribly bad terms; it was just decided that my extremely girly and pop-culture loving personality didn’t mesh overly well with a family who only had sons whose passions were physics and classical music. Neither of us harbour any resentment and I have enjoyed the two months I spent in their house.
I thought I was going to have to change towns, but at the last minute a family was found in my current one which I am thankful for as it means I won’t have to start all over again in a new school etc. etc. My new family has a 17 year old son and a 15 year old daughter, which I’m glad for. Hopefully having a host sister will make things easier, as I feel the absence of one was the main factor which contributed to the downfall of my current situation.
To say I’m nervous is a complete understatement, but I’m sure it will all work out. Unfortunately my macbook is rather dead (something about a motherboard needing replacing, so back to Australia it goes) and I’m not sure what the computer situation at my new house will be like so I don’t know how my posting over the next three months will go. I’ll let you know as soon as I know myself.
I now have the ever so enjoyable task of packing ahead of me. I’m pretty sure my possessions have tripled in the two and a half months I’ve been here so fitting it all into my suitcase which was already overfull upon my arrival is going to be a fun task. My books could fill a suitcase all on their own, not going to lie. If only my beloved new ereader had come into my possession, I dunno, two months earlier than it did 😛
Fingers crossed and I’ll keep you posted!
frangipani princess xoxo