- proved I have been living in Quebec for long enough to qualify for resident tuition
- figured out why the university decided to change my ID code (oh my silly parents for giving me a certain combination of names)
- rolled with the code change
- got my new code and unique ID
- got my student ID card
- got my student transit pass (well, the temporary one anyway...and the one paid for by my tuition, not the one you have to be younger than 25 for)
- informed my department of the crazy ID (and name) change
- got my email set up
- opted out of the student health and dental plan.
It is weird- I know my French is decent, but I feel like it should be better and when I flub up or when I can't think of something I almost feel guilty. Living in Quebec I feel like I should speak French and that I should speak it well. I shouldn't make silly mistakes and everyone should understand me.
Yesterday, I went to the University knowing that I had to get all of this stuff done and that it was OK if I couldn't do it all in perfect French. I had no choice but to figure it all out and get it all done. Once the pressure was off, it was fine! I just relaxed and things went well. I even finished my final interaction with "Wow- and I just did that all in French!" and the person (who knew I was an anglophone and that my program at the university is in English) said "and you did it well!"
So I walked away happy and feeling great. Plus, I walked away with a student ID card that makes me feel very fancy because I forgot which faculty my program is a part of:
|Where do I pick up my lab coat and stethoscope?|