Salut, tout le monde! C'est moi, Sabine!
Today is the day I make my 200th post on this blog, and I can't thank my readers enough for putting up with me this long. Hopefully, I'll be able to continue writing and share more of my adventures and experiences with everyone. Oh, and I also hope to let more of my friends write on this blog, too. You'll just have to wait for that. ;)
To celebrate, I thought I'd share some more about me and a little bit about why I started this blog. As the founder of this blog, I thought I'd go ahead and answer the questions.
Tell your readers why you started a blog and why you keep doing it.
When I started this blog back in October of 2008, I was going through a rough time in my life. I had just discovered some devastating news relating to my sister that explained events that happened to me during the school year. I was still in France at the time and was having difficulties with my mom and people at school, so I felt the need to write. Writing has always been an escape of mine, and I have kept journals since I was at least six. I thought I might as well taking the journaling digital, and since I knew I'd be heading to an American boarding school in December of 2008, I thought I'd practice my English some. I still keep a handwritten journal, too, and that is usually for more personal things.
During the school year:
I wake up at 6:15, wash my face, and eat breakfast. Breakfast for me is usually an Americanized version of a tartine and some orange juice. If I'm feeling like Lilly, I'll gorge on donut holes. Then, I get dressed and put on makeup and walk to the school building with Lilly and Malorie. My schedule for next year is as follows- I have Algebra II first period (I'm on the advanced track, which is why I'm in Algebra II as a 9th grader p), 2nd period Honors English, 3rd period Spanish III, 4th period AP Biology, homeroom, lunch (I usually eat a salad, some cheese and crackers, and a muffin for dessert), 5th period AP US History, 6th period phys. ed., and 7th period psychology. School ends at 3:15, and Melanie and I usually meet Lilly in the library if she needs homework help. If not, we head back to our dorm rooms to study and do homework. After homework and studying, we have free time. I hang out with my friends, but if I want quiet time, I read, write in my journal, email or Skype my friends back in France (if they're awake, that is!), and definitely listen to music. I oftentimes listen to Miley Cyrus or the latest French pop. I head to dinner around six, eat with friends, come back to the dorms and shower, and do whatever I feel like doing before bed. Sometimes that's more studying, sometimes that isn't. I go to bed around 10, and I always listen to music before falling asleep because it relaxes me. I also sometimes talk to Lilly before I go to sleep, but she keeps me up!
During vacation periods:
I have the same morning and evening routines, but in the day, I do various things with friends or do some stuff alone. We can also go home during summer break, but I choose not to for obvious reasons.
Explain what your blog means to you.
This blog definitely means a lot to me. It became more than a way to practice my English and get my feelings out- it became a way to meet new friends, to learn about other cultures, and to explore the daily lives of others. I'm grateful for all of the friends I made, and I hope to make many more. If you haven't commented on my blog before, don't be afraid to drop in and say "hello"! I'd love to meet you.
Bonjour, tous ceux qui lisent ce blog! C'est Sandrine! I'm going to tell you about the giveaway. Oui, this is the first giveaway that we have done on this blog, and it is kind-of my idea. To celebrate 200 posts and almost four years of blogging, I am being nice for once and giving away part of my wardrobe.
1. Leave a comment on this blog post, and tell us your favorite post and why you like our blog.
2. Come back on August 17th and see if you are the winner.
Winners are chosen at random. Only enter once. PLEASE REMEMBER to ask parental permission if you are under 18 because if you are the winner, we will need your address so we can send your prize to you! We will provide our email address on the 17th so the winner can contact us.
Here are some additional photos of the shirt. It is made of a white and blue knit and closes in the back with snaps.
What are you waiting for? Go ahead and enter!