So, I think I’ll hop on a plane and go to Italy in a couple days.

Hey hey!

So here’s the thing…I’m leaving in 2 days…how crazy is that?!

I obviously did a really good job updating this blog over the summer…*pats self on back* But in my defense, this summer was really busy…extremely blessed, but not nearly exciting enough to blog about everyday. It was pretty much daily life. I worked as a sales associate at Kohl’s and tried to earn some extra money for my trip. Sometimes, while I was bored folding shirts, I liked to pretend I was Selena Gomez in the movie Monte Carlo. Because I was saving for Europe, and it kept me motivated.  I also interned with a communications company that owns a bunch of radio stations in Cleveland…so that was a lot of fun! I got to go to some stellar concerts (for free! woo! my favorite word), and meet some even more stellar people. So I mean, it was a pretty fantastic summer.

Anyway, I’m getting really excited, because I love everything about traveling. I remember always saying that I would love to travel to Europe someday, but I never actually thought I would be going there so soon! Now that we have almost everything packed, it’s so real! aahh! I still don’t think it will sink in that I’m spending an entire semester in Italy until my plane actually lands there though…that will be the weirdest/craziest feeling.

Packing was a pretty stressful experience, not going to lie, but we actually managed to figure it out. I only thought about stabbing someone with a fork….oh, let’s say, 5-7 times. just kidding. But we will fit everything into two suitcases, a carry on and a purse. It will happen! Mark my words.

I think by far my least favorite part about leaving though (even besides packing, which is slowly but surely becoming my arch nemesis) is saying goodbye to everyone. I literally have the best family and friends in the whole entire world. Nobody else’s even compare. I’ve always hated endings, which is what I associate saying goodbye with, but I think there’s also something really beautiful about goodbyes because you know they mean the beginning of something new and exciting! And when people miss you, it’s a huge reminder of how much you are loved and cared about!

“How lucky I am to have something that makes saying goodbye so hard.” -Annie

Basically, I really can’t wait to start this new adventure! I’m definitely looking forward to the next four months, and returning right at Christmastime will be perfect. Except for all the goodbyes….and the packing.

So…Prayers and letters are always welcome and more than appreciated!

Love you amici! (all three of you reading this blog)


Writing playlist:
Needtobreathe – Keep Your Eyes Open
Jars of Clay – No One Loves Me Like You
Colbie Caillat – Rainbow
Jack Johnson – Banana Pancakes (because it’s raining)
Joshua Radin – Tomorrow is Gonna Be Better (also because it’s raining)
Hunter Hayes – Wanted (because sometimes, you just have to go a lil country)

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