I woke up by my alarm clock at 6.10 am the 16th of November. But I decided that I would sleep 10 more minutes., so I picked up my phone to turn of the alarm, tired as always. But then I decided to check my snaps first and just clean out the 5 new emails I had gotten, so that it would be easier for me to see the email from EF when it would come someday with the information about my host family. But what I didn't expect at all was an email from my host dad!!
When I saw this email my eyes opened up wide, I quickly turned on the lights and I was all of a sudden really awake. I was freaking out, and I couldn't stop smiling. I could not at all go back to sleep for another 10 minutes so I just went to the bathroom. The bad thing was that I couldn't just go to my computer and start researching because I had to go to school, and before I went to school I had to do my makeup and stuff, so I had no time to talk with my family or find out even more information. I did wake up my mom and dad tho, because I couldn't not tell them, and I certainly couldn't wait until I came home from school!
I couldn't stay focused during my first lesson, which was Norwegian, and I literally can't remember what we talked about, haha. I was just so excited to go home and find out more, and also so excited to hear from EF. My second and third lesson I had a maths test, which could have gone better, but my mind was just elsewhere. Luckily my last lesson was cancelled so I could go home early and find out more information about my new state, town and host family.
After waiting for EF to call me, I finally decided to just call them, or I got my mom to call them. And then they finally sent over the information about my host family and high school, and now I knew for sure that this was the place I was gonna stay.
I then decided to contact my host family, since I later discovered that I had also gotten an email from my host mom, only it had been put in my trash-mail. I just told them how excited I am and how I can't wait to get to know them. Right now, when I'm sitting here writing this the same night I got the information, I'm waiting to hear from them again.
I don't really know what to do now, or where to go. Everything has all of a sudden changed and I have now a place to place all my dreams. It's amazing! "Now what?" I think. What should I do now? The waiting is over and I finally have the information I've been waiting for for so long. Well, I guess now I get to know them. I talk with them, and I prepare. Prepare to go live with this family that I didn't know yesterday. This family that will be my host family. This is all very scary but also so exciting!
I'm so looking forward to spending my exchange year in Iowa, in the United States of America, together with my host family. This will be an exciting experience. It certainly will be different. But it's not wrong, it's not right, it's just different.