So, I'm in Rome. I've been abroad for almost 2 months and have really been on the fence about keeping this blog at all. I hide most of the posts before I left the US because I wanted to keep a blog I felt comfortable sharing on my facebook. I never really wanted to do that though, it was mostly other people wanting to keep updated on my travels. Long story short, I've decided to keep this blog the way it has always been. I like this little blog I have managed to keep somewhat updated all through high school and college.
ANYWAY. It's 1 AM here and I should be sleeping (as usual) but inspiration hit, so here we are. I have lots to say about study abroad. I have seen so much and met so many wonderful people and eaten so much and the list goes on and on. The one thing I can say about this experience is that it has over all just been a lot. And it has absolutely been life changing. Not in the drastic way people make you think it will be, but in the little things. Simple daily interactions with different people or running errands or just exploring a city aimlessly has taught me incredible things. For me, the greatest things I have learned have been about myself. I've realized that I thought I liked having my quiet alone time, when really I had become very uncomfortable with it. And I think this is because there are parts of me that I didn't want to see or get to know. Slowly, I am becoming more comfortable with these pieces of me and I am starting to get back in touch with who I am.
Well, this feels a little to heavy right now, so here are some pictures!