After MONTHS of waiting (two and a half isn't a lot but it's enough to make things plural!) I have a HOST FAMILY!!!!!!!!!
Yes, you read that correctly. My phone buzzed while I was getting ready to go out, and I immediately stopped what I was doing and logged onto my account. So without further ado, here is my new family:
Bérengère is my mother, and she works as a pharmacist. I have two older sisters, one named Margaux who is almost 24 and another named Louise, who will turn 20 while I am on exchange. My family also has a cat. I live in Vedrin, Namur, Belgium. It is about one hour away from Brussels, one hour away from Liège, and about 15 minutes away from Namur, the capital of Wallonia.
I've added both my mother and Louise, but I didn't get the email address of my oldest sister, so we'll see if I can find her. I've already been in contact with Louise, it's amazing and she and my mother seem very nice from the photos I've seen! I think they've hosted other students before.
I'm extremely excited and it all seems so bizarre, I've been waiting for this experience to feel "real" for nearly three years and now it DEFINITELY feels real now.
I hope I can update you all very soon with more information on my new life!!!