I am probably going to be booking my flight back home sometime today or tomorrow. Only two more weeks in Moscow!
It's kind of terrifying how fast the time has gone. I am a little worried about it, because the last few days, my Russian has had a couple of blerg moments when I just forgot how to do it all. In September/October I will start my final year at university, and so obviously my Russian needs to be at a pretty good level. I want to do well and I suspect that the language is actually my weakest area.
I sorted my own plans for this year, rather than using the organisation the university recommends. In many ways this was an excellent choice. If I had gone that route, I would probably have ended up with people from my class in the UK, which seems like a bad way to learn Russian. And this year has given me so many fantastic opportunities that I am incredibly grateful for - it has been brilliant.
However, the course I did was aimed at beginners so I have not covered any grammar in class that I wasn't already familiar with. I am not particularly close with many people on my course, so I don't know what they have been doing and how their Russian is now. So while I know I have made progress and I am proud of that, I have no idea how far behind I am.
I had assumed that I was unlikely to find a job this summer, as I have had several rejections. However, something has come up that I suspect I can get, which will mean from the beginning of June to the beginning of September. This is obviously brilliant - money!
However, it is full time and not very close to where I live. So between this, sports stuff and other commitments, my free time is significantly less than I had thought. This may be a good thing for me though, as it might help me actually focus!
So yeah, big changes!