Finally, I am in Luxembourg with my host family. I have been at home for two full days now and it is wonderful. Tomorrow, I will go to Arlon to see my school so I am not so lost the first day. Flo will be in some of my classes since we are in the same year, but we are taking different options so the classes will not all be the same.
I landed in Brussels with my AFS group on Friday morning. The Americans were the first to land, so we had the entire day to meet everyone (and to wish we were asleep). When we got to the hotel, I was able to eat my first Belgian pastry. Oh. My. Gosh. It was so delicious (I ended up eating three). During the day, we were able to walk around Brussels a little bit, play games with the other students, and take a nap. I actually slept for a few hours that afternoon. I had thought that if I slept in the afternoon, I would not be able to sleep at night even though I lost six hours from New York to Belgium. I was wrong. I slept for part of the afternoon and all night, except when I woke up at 3:30 am. Jet lag gets confusing. On Saturday, everyone was excited to meet their host families, but we didn't get to until about 5:30. Isabelle and Florence came to pick me up, since Michel and Victoria had a competition that day. Flo and I talked all the way home. At first it was in French, but then English. Now, we speak in French all the time unless I need something explained and I don't understand the French. Yesterday, Victoria and I went for a bicycle ride around Beckerich. Everything here is so beautiful...and the food is absolutely amazing. This keyboard might take some getting used to, but I can do that.
For now, I am loving my life. :)