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A Few Final Thoughts

The last adventures of Florence have quickly come to an end. In the blink of an eye, our 3 and a half months are over. I will be forever grateful for this opportunity; for the things I have learned, places I’ve seen, people I have met. As I sat on the train, at the airport and eventually on the plane I had a huge amount of time to reflect on the semester. Continue reading

A Time to be Grateful

Hey everyone, long time no blog. Yes, I know it has been a few weeks since I last updated you all about my adventures across the ocean. It has been absolutely insane. Over these past few weeks I have gone to London to visit Sydney and Victoria. I have wrote a lot of papers and have been starting final projects. We celebrated Friendsgiving and my 21st birthday. All of this happening while I had an awful cold! Continue reading

It’s the Simple Moments

During these past few months of being abroad I have learned that the smallest things in life become the best memories. I have reflected these past few days while having a relaxing long weekend due to the All Saints holiday and in between my trip to Monte Carlo and the Italian Riviera. Continue reading

Fall Break Memories

It insane to think that in just a matter of days, other days will become distant memories. Some memories will fade into “I think we did that or we saw that”. Others will forever be in our hearts. You spend months looking forward and planning something and all of sudden in a blink of an eye, it is over. That for me will forever be my fall break in Europe. Continue reading

And Just Like That We are Halfway Through

Time has gone by so quickly. Everyone warned me of this that in a blink of an eye this will all be a memory. Excuse me while I already tear up at that thought! We are halfway through the semester and midterms are in absolute full swing. I have spent the past week drowning in work and studying. But everyone needs a break right!?

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For Anyone Wanting to Study Abroad

This week I decided to do something a little different for my blog post. I did not want to recap on things I did or places I went rather I wanted to focus on the beauty and opportunities that await you when studying abroad. Since being gone many people from home have discussed with me the idea of studying abroad. Here is a little open letter to everyone who is thinking, dreaming, and wanting to study abroad.

Dear Friend,

I know what you are thinking on the inside. Is this the right decision for me? What if I miss out on activities at school? What if I miss everyone at home? Continue reading

When Fashion Week Calls You, Go

Life is filled with once in a life opportunities. Everyday you make the choice to live everyday to its fullest or sit in bed and accomplish nothing. Opportunities come about in a variety of different ways whether for your education, career or just memories. So when I had the chance to go to Milan for Fashion Week I knew this was an opportunity of a lifetime I could not pass up. During the week, my friends and I decided to book a last minute day to trip to Milan. In our heads we were all like when are we ever going to have another chance to sight-see around Milan during Fashion Week the ultimate time to be in the city each year. One of the biggest benefits of studying abroad is both going on adventures and enhancing your education, so what could be more perfect than a fashion major going to Milan Fashion Week. Continue reading

Sometimes You Just Need to Think

It is amazing that in just three weeks I have built for myself a completely different routine than back at Marymount. It is funny how even when I am a across the ocean I still find myself building a daily routine. At Marymount, I religiously studied at Starbucks, now I find myself studying in my new favorite cafe right outside the Duomo. As I write this intro, I am sitting here people watching the tourists walking by taking in the beauty of the Duomo.

Moments like these make me think deeply about how truly beautiful and wonderful this opportunity has been so far. Continue reading

When It Rains in Roma, It Pours

Well guys this week I am coming at ya live from a bus. I am on my way back from a place where that I never dreamed I would go, ROMA. I actually still cannot believe that I just said that. This trip has been a dream of mine since I was little. Yes, thank you Lizzie McGuire. It truly was what dreams are made of (come on I had to). Instead of writing this when I returned I could not help but to reflect on my week and weekend while we are stuck in traffic.

Classes are in full swing now; daily readings, and trying to slowly learn Italian. I have learned this week that it is about the little things that I need to cherish while abroad. Continue reading

A Week of Firsts, Tears and Water

I am a huge believer in that everyone should once in awhile take a leap of faith and do something absolutely terrifying. This leap of faith for me was the decision to study abroad. I have never been out of the country let alone traveled alone, so here I was early last week flying across the ocean to the world of unknown by myself. I will never forget that feeling when I first landed in Rome and went well now there is no going back. But even though I was nervous and fearful I had never been so confident in my abilities before. Continue reading