congrats to me :-)

So, here we go, next tuesday im going to Paris for 2 days, and tuesday evening i’ll get my very first (and i assume last) graduation!!

For most people it’s normal. For french people…it never happens. You finish high school or university well good for you, if you’re lucky they’ll send your diploma in the mail, if not, you just pick it up in an office (usually open between 10am and 10.05 am).

 Anyway, this year they do it BIG. I’m getting my Master.  It feels unreal. I’m excited though. It’s nice to have something to look forward to. Work is just…overwhelming. I wake up in the morning feeling im already behind. Doesnt feel so nice. Im planning on registering to an evening swedish class, i so want to learn! It’s so frustrating to walk around and not being able to read newspapers or order in a coffee place…of course they speak english perfectly…but still. Frustrated i am.

So anyway, appart from work not much happened lately… but sometimes i just come across the cuttest people in the subway…

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Voilà, je retourne à Paris mardi pour 2 jours, mardi soir, ça sera ma première (et dernière je suppose) remise de diplôme!

 Ce qui, pour la petite française que je suis est un évènement majeur ! D’habitude les “graduations” c’est dans les films . Nous, on va juste récuperer notre diplôme à la fac, dans un bureau ouvert entre 10.00 et 10.05. Et ben là ils sortent le grand jeu. Donc je vais avoir mon master. CooL. J’ai hate. Question boulot c’est la course. J’ai l’impression d’être déjà en retard en me levant le matin…  Sinon je vais surement m’inscrire à des cours du soir de suédois, ça me frustre trop de ne pas pouvoir lire un journal ou commander un café, même si ils parlent un anglais parfait, je veux me fondre dans la masse 🙂

Bref, à part métro boulot dodo, pas grand chose de neuf, ci ce n’est, des jolies rencontres dans le métro….

The dress did it

So i had 3 huge presentations yesterday and today. The 2nd one counts for my Master degree. I was so stressed i actually had to take pills to calm down. And i usually HATE to take these kind of stuff.

I needed an outfit that says “im totally confident, and i know everything im talking about” ….  I bought this dress (from Sinequanone) last saturday with mom and Crispin… felt quite perfect for the job.

It turned out pretty great actually, i surprised myself. It’s the very first time in my life people tell me i seem so confident and give good oral presentation ! My teatcher was actually thrilled and gave me a 18 out of 20 which is just wayyyyyyyyy  more than i ever expected. I’m happy. And SO RELIEVED. Now i just have to concentrate on moving to another country. piece of cake.

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2 présentations devant les big big boss et une soutenance en 2 jours autant dire que je ne suis que stress depuis 3 jours. J’avais donc besoin d’une tenue qui annoncait clairement:

“Je maîtrise parfaitement le sujet” Et je pense que cette petite robe achetée ce weekend chez Sinequanone à bien rempli son rôle.  C’est la première fois de ma vie que l’on me félicite sur mon aisance à l’oral. Ma prof a adorée et m’a gratifié d’un 18 sur 20…autant dire que je ne m’attendais pas à ça. Quel soulagement. Maintenant je n’ai plus qu’a m’expatrier. Les doigts dans le nez.

a whole new dimension of stress…BUT a lovely friend

I’m so stressed i can’t even think clearly. Here is a TO DO LIST for the next 10 days:

  • – book a ticket to Stockholm
  • – Find an appartement in Stockholm
  • – finish my master dissertation
  • – prepare a PPT for my 3 presentations (!!) of my master dissertation
  • – present my master dissertation
  • – meeting at the bank
  • – pack
  • – call the firm which ‘s gonna pick up my stuff and decided on a date before the 13th of september
  • – fill up about 100 forms and send them back before yesterday
  • – organize a goodbye party

looking gooooood.

But i always have stuff that make me smile…this week it’s dear Maria from Lulu Letty who was nice (and patient) enough to make me a love button AND she interviewed me for her blog of the week !!!! She is just ADORABLE ! Check her out !

and here’s the code if you wanna trade 🙂 :

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<a href=”https://memoandmyself.wordpress.com/” target=”_blank” title=”Me, Mo and Myself”><img src=”http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2572/3849731196_3e4cf72916_o.jpg” width=”150″ height=”177″ alt=”3848731897_cbc668dc79_o” /></a>

Je suis tellement stressée que je ne peux plus penser ! Voici ma TO DO LIST pour les 10 jours à venir:

  • – reserver un billet pour Stockholm
  • – trouver un appart à  Stockholm
  • – finir mon mémoire
  • – préparer un PPT pour mes 3 soutenances
  • – passer ma soutenance
  • – RDV à la banque
  • – faire mes cartons
  • – prendre RDV avec les déménageurs
  • -remplir une centaines de docs pour hier
  • – organiser une fête de départ

Mais il y à toujours quelque chose ou quelqu’un pour me redonner le sourire, et cette semaine c’est la charmanteMaria de Lulu Letty qui m’a fait un adorable love button ET qui m’a choisi comme “blog de la semaine” !!! Allez voir ma ptite interview sur son adorable blog 🙂

le code est au dessus si ça vous tente 🙂 :

Paris or Cergy?

a question that no students in their right minds would even take time to ask themselves…Paris, Duh, especially when it’s the well known “La Sorbonne” !…a question I never thought I would ever have to ask myself either !

So why am I so …wondering? I got accepted in both for my second year of master in international and european affairs, I’ve been studying at Cergy for 4 years now and complaining about it for about the same amount of time..so what on earth keeps me there?

I guess because last year wasn’t so bad, it was actually really interresting, so interresting i didn’t care so much where i was anymore. on the “bad” side…some teachers there REALLY get on my nerves. I guess deep down im scared, scared to change, to fail in Paris.

I found a job today for next year ! my interview last friday went well, I saw them again today…I just have to decide what university and re contact them.. means I have to make a decision pretty fast…what do I want what do I want? what is the best for me…?  damn…I need help.

what should I wear?

I got a phone call 30 min ago. I have an interview on Friday with the director of the OIP of a private school in Paris !! i’m really excited, little stressed of course..cause..well i’m ME, but im glad it’s finally paying off..now I need to get really prepared..i checked their website, they have a really cool international policy…  🙂  let’s cross our finger people ! that would just be awesome if I could get a job just before the interview for the master… 🙂

what should I wear..should I wear a suit? I don’t know..isn’t it too much…then again it’s a job interview..suit is required I guess

it’s one of those days !

sometimes..no matter what…shit happens…get over it.

I have been waiting for a while now for an answer from a university in Paris I applied to like a month ago, at the same time of one of my friend who got an answer…I know, not a good sign, but at least I expected something, a letter, good or bad. I called earlier today, so yeah..they refuse me 😦

later the same day, voicemail from the secretary of the other master I applied to in Paris, apparently they are missing 2 pages of my application…and what do they do when an application is not complete…they don’t consider it…   😦   she said i should hurry so I may have a chance though…anyhoo…I need something to cheer me up…but when we went to the bakery with älskling they didn’t have any raspberry cookies..what’s happening to the world????