Thursday, December 15, 2011

Last day in Florence...

Before I start this is the official semester end Nutella jar count: 53
Yes, 53 jars of this good stuff...

So proud that I got my roomies addicted to it =]

Today is my last full day in Florence..I leave at 3am for the airport =[
It has been a bittersweet was supposed to rain today but the rain has held off all day and it turned out to be perfect weather. I am starting to get emotional about leaving Italy, these last four months have been amazing


I can't believe how fast this semester has flown by, this has truly been an experience of a lifetime and I have learned so much. I have traveled to many places and been inspired on a daily basis. I am coming out of this experience with a whole new outlook on life and cannot wait for the next adventure. I have learned more about myself, history, religion, people, fashion, etc etc in the last 4 months than in the last 20 years of my life. I have made many priceless memories that will last me a lifetime. This has been more then just a semester abroad has been a complete eye opening, learning experience that I am beyond thankful for. 
I met a lot of people in Europe.  I even encountered myself.  -James Baldwin
I have grown to truly love and appreciate the city of Florence and it has become home to me...I might be leaving it for now but it is not goodbye for good because we will meet again someday
Ciao for now Firenze <3
 “We live in a wonderful world that is full of beauty, charm and adventure. 
There is no end to the adventures we can have if only we seek them with our eyes open.” – Jawaharial Nehru
“Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things you didn’t do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines, sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.” – Mark Twain

Monday, December 5, 2011

Irish Thanksgiving...

I am very very behind on posting...quick update:
I attended and thoroughly enjoyed my first Soccer game experience
Thanksgiving in Ireland was amazing
I have officially 10 days left here
My mom is visiting and we just spent the weekend in Lucca and Brancoli...we met and visited with an American woman who happens to be a very talented artist. She showed us around her little town and I can't wait to share more about everything I learned! 
December is here and....It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas    !!!!!!!!
I have 10 days left 
2 days of classes left 
A lot of stuff to accomplish in the short amount of days left here
O and not to mention my iphoto is running out of disk space because apparently over 16,000 photos is a wee bit too much to store on my laptop....EEK! I need a very long date with the Apple store when I get home hah!

Here is a little sneak peek into my Irish Thanksgiving...

More to come =] 

I love Christmas time. For many reasons, too many to go into now...and in the cities I have visited in the last few weeks they take Christmas decorating seriously and it makes it all the more magical. Not to mention this beauty...
hehe. yes, the Nutella obsession continues...i'm hoping that it stops when I get back to the U.S. 
Besides life altogether, I was struggling to think of something less general that I am thankful for but today all I can seem to focus on is life in general. It seems to be the theme running through my mind over the last 2 weeks. So here is to celebrating life...

 Psalm 16:11