10 days to go until I move to Paris. My ‘favourite’ part awaits – packing!
In the past 2 years I have been travelling quite a lot – therefore I’m not stressing too much. However, this is different. I have never lived away from Estonia for more than 6 months at once. This time we are talking about two years. Nevertheless, I am TRYING to pack as light as possible. I am taking my essentials:
- Macbook– it’s fast, trustworthy and gets everything done;
- iPhone – for obvious reasons, although I am temped to buy a newer one;
- documents – starting with my passport and ending with everything else (birth certificate, school admission etc) because that’s what I learned in Bordeaux, the French might ask for all of it;
- wallet – again for obvious reasons, but I love that my Ted Baker is so small that it doesn’t take up too much space;
- weekly planner – I can’t live without my weekly planner, writing things down on paper works so much better for me;
- glasses – I am pretty much blind without my glasses;
- travel camera – My Fujifilm x30 is perfect for travelling because it’s light, it has a sturdy case and it has wifi which lets me transfer photos without a laptop in sight;
- a notebook – got to write down all my good and not so good thoughts;
- French dictionary – for obvious reasons, this Oxford one is in handy mini size;
- photos – I always take some memorabilia from home with me, this time I decided to use Boft Instagram printing machines.
The biggest thing I’m worried about is my French. Although my school classes will be fully in English, I really need to master French during these two upcoming years in Paris. That’s mostly because most of my dream jobs require a good working knowledge in French. So far I have studied it for 1,5 years, which means I am not completely clueless, but I am scared to speak and I lack some vocabulary and grammar skills. Fortunately I will have French classes in school and according to my calculations, by the end of these 2 years I should be at least B2 level in French, which is exactly what I need.
And of course, I have far too many clothes. I could pack a whole suitcase with just my dresses in it. So I am giving loads of clothes away and probably trying to sell some too. Because I know I am going to want to shop in Paris. I mean, come on.
Rest of my time in Estonia I am planning to spend with friends and family. Next post is probably (hopefully!) about my new apartment in Paris.