Today is the last day of my TAPIF experience. I left Toulon on April 17th for Paris, where I spent the long weekend chaperoning a high school group with my mother. Afterwards I spent a day in Giverny, five days in Normandy with a trip to Honfleur and Etretat, one week in Morocco, two weeks in Italy, and four days in Corsica before heading back to Toulon and Nice for the week, where I finally finished my administrative tasks, said my final goodbyes, and met my friend Mathieu for the first time. These nine months have come and gone–months I have been anticipating since I returned home from Normandy exactly four years ago today. To be honest, I am ready for my TAPIF experience to be over. It was incredible, and I made my TAPIF experience the best experience I could have possibly had. I traveled extensively around France and specifically in Provence/La Côte d’Azur, as well as Monaco, Spain, Wales, England, Turkey, Morocco, Italy, and Corsica. I made lifelong friends, drastically improved my French, and cured a bit of my travel bug, at least for the time being.
But, big news: This may be the end of my TAPIF experience, but it is not the end of my France experience. Earlier this month, I accepted a position as a lectrice at a university near Lille, France. So, I will be heading back to LE NORD at the end of August to be an English Teacher at the university level!
I want to personally thank each and every one of my readers for all of your continuous, ongoing support this year. I never thought that my blog would have grown as much as it has, or that I would have met so many new friends through the internet. Within the next couple of months, I hope to continue improving and organizing content on my blog. But please keep stopping by, as I will continue writing (I still have many, many things to say!) and this blog would be nothing without you, the readers! Finally, please feel free to leave any suggestions in the comment sections below.
So, here’s to the next year of my French (mis)adventures. It’s going to be a wild ride! I ended this chapter and started my new one by cliff jumping in Nice this afternoon.