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Sunday the 29th and Monday the 30th of January

I am very proud of myself. I went to the pool today and swam for about 45 minutes at like 11! It was a very spontaneous thing - I literally woke up 30 minutes before the bus left and got dressed 5 minutes before it left, because I wasn't sure if I even wanted to go. I am extremely glad that I went - it felt so good! Granted, I have never felt so weak in my life, but I also forgot how much I actually like swimming when there is no one screaming at me. There were quite a lot of people at the pool, so I didn't have my own lane or anything, but when you are swimming, you don't have to talk to anyone and I got some real time to myself - with no phone, which was really great and which hasn't happened in a while.

The pool closed at 12:15, so I got out earlier to take a nice shower (not a huge fan of the shower at my host families house...). The next bus left like an hour later and even though my host dad offered to pick me up - I decided to grab a bite in Vienne and wait for the bus. Since it was Sunday, the only place that was opened was Subway, which wasn't what I had been hoping for, but it was a nice treat. Not much happened the rest of the day, although I did watch "The Other Woman" with my host parents in French, which was pretty hard... they speak to fast!

I really didn't want to wake up today. But I guess thats how I feel every week day. I had school until 5:30 which was pretty uneventful, academically and socially. Not really feeling that connected to this school. We did have a Physics-Chemistry test from 4-5 that no one told me about - fun. I did bring my swim stuff to school, because the pool is like a 3 minute walk from the school. So I walked over there after the test and got there right when it opened.

I only swam for like 30 minutes, because I needed to get some things in Vienne and the city center is a good 20 minute walk from the pool. I had quite the dilemma after I had showered, because I only brought a small plastic bag for my soap and shampoo, but I didn't want my backpack to get wet, so I shoved my goggles and cap into the small bag as well and wrapped my suit in the towel and hoped that it wouldn't completely soak my backpack. Oh, and it was also drizzling outside, but I couldn't use my umbrella, because it was so windy.

Anyways, got home fine and am now in bed with Vermicelle :)

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  1. Great to hear that you are swimming. Keep up the effort with making friends - that's really important as you know.


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