Today is exactly 5 years ago that I landed at the Fiumicino airport in Rome, Italy. This was the start of 3 amazing months studying abroad! This post is really just for my benefit to go back through pictures and memories and have it written down somewhere, but I hope you will enjoy it too. This trip really did change my life. I learned so much about how to get along with people, especially ones I had just met! How to travel, how to learn a new language and culture, how to wake up in the morning and not shower and wear no makeup and not care! I grew closer in my relationship with God seeing all his wonderful creations. I really didnt want to come back and I thought about moving there very seriously, I loved it that much!! So, here is a little picture journey of my time there where I learned so much about myself and made some very dear friends! They are the only people I can laugh about all these silly things we did and said and i love seeing them so we can reminisce about the experience we had, it was definitely once in a lifetime!!
Joy Beth was my roommate and she was wonderful! We never got in one fight we had the absolute best time together and are still friends today! I definitely miss laughing with her and our fun trips! There were 9 of us and we all grew so close because you spend so much time together and each other is all you have when you are away from all your family and friends and your comfort zone! During our time there I was able to go to: Rome, Florence, Tuscany, Naples, Sorrento, Tivoli, Milan, Switzerland, Paris, Barcelona, London & Venice and lots of other little places in between!! I really am blessed to have been able to have done all of that! We did take classes They were really fun! We learned about cooking, language, history, art, it was wonderful! The Italian people are truly wonderful, so caring and sweet and generous. Our professors were the sweetest people in the world and were always willing to help us with whatever we needed! There are so many memories, stories and pictures I cant share them all! But, I think its good to reflect back on things once and awhile and take it all in. I am truly thankful for everyday that I spent there and I cant wait to go back!
Ciao a tutti!