here i am again distracting you lot from your mundane hustles and bustles
let me introduce you to the reason i decided to start blogging. this is my great expectations. great expectations, followers. followers, great expectations. hope you both find it pleasant to meet each other at last.
the thing is, quite a lot has changed this year. this school year, to be precise, which, by the way, here in russia is a period from 1th september right to the 7th june. everything began two or three days after the first school day, during our extra curricular english classes, when we suddenly got an invitation to participate in an exchange program for high school students from the countries of the former ussr. it usually consists of three tours where they check out your english knowledge and personal characteristics and skills, and those who become finalists of the third tour get an opportunity to spend the whole year in the surfin usa almost for free. i did take part in it, but not so that successfully (i was the finalist of the second tour, which is very not bad, providing the fact it’s the first time pupils from our small nothern town have participated in this event).
nevertheless, in spite of the results, i suppose i gained quite a lot because of this program. you know, because of the whole participation-and-preparation thing (you have to have a certain level of English to take part and, moreover, most of the tasks contain answering some pretty odd and difficult psychological questions like “imagine you are already in america, and your host-parents went to the cinema and asked you to look after your younger host brother, but you reaaly want to go to that party next door and your host brother suddenly gets possessed or something. what would you do?” and you have to answer in a way that will show you as a reliable, confident and open person with a sense of humour, broadened outlook and a truly hollywood smile in rain or shine. so, i really thought over my attitude to life, tastes, way of behaving, and self.
but what’s the most important, i somehow just realised that it’s not only unnecessary, but also absolutely possible and real not to spend the rest of my gloomy days in russia being a nobody person. (i’ve always been dreaming about all this discovering-a-whole-new-word thing as well as becoming a great British comedian or astronaut and, as time goes by, i’m getting more and more sure that it’ll finally happen someday.) And, if all goes well, this august i’ll set off for czech republic to spend the next four years there.
and, frankly speaking, it all seems so magical and magnificent to me that i’m terribly afraid to wake up one day as a plump ten-year-old girl with a ridiculous fringe who i used to be once and realise it all was a dream. still can’t believe everything happening to me.
just imagine. i. am. going. to. live. abroad. Fantastic, really.
i tried to tell you as much as it’s possible, and there are still some facts and feelings unexpressed and untold, but i suppose it’s enough for this time.
now that you more or less know something about me, you have an inevitable right to wish me good luck and everything.
nica, a sixteen years young nobody from nowhere
p.s. never mind the fact it’s may already, here in Vorkuta there’s snow all over the place outside. i suppose, it’ll be finally gone away only by the end of this month. here is what i see right now from my window:
(the white and gray stuff the surface is covered with is the aforenamed mr. Snow)
now you are aware of the weather in here, mission accomplished, i’m done.