So it has officially been a week since I have left my home & ventured off to the beautiful city of Roma to study at John Cabot University. I am not going to lie, sometimes I still feel jetlagged, and with classes starting this week, it is a lot harder to stay awake. Or maybe it could be from the constant walking around and exploring where I live. Can you believe that the Vatican is a 10 MINUTE walk from my dorm?
I mean look at this. It is simply breath taking.
And! I can confidently say I know how to get to the Vatican and the other John Cabot campus, the Tiber campus, without getting lost (which is a huge plus because all the streets in Rome look the same). Now if you were to ask me how to get to the grocery store, or lets say the Colosseum, eh my directions might be a little shaky.
* candid or confused ? *
But the people I have met have made the transition a lot easier. Within the first week I have encountered the most amazing people, especially the friends my roommates & I have been hanging out with. I even met one girl from Hawaii who just happened to know a girl my boyfriend knew. It just goes to show how much of a small world it is.
I promise I was actually happy in this picture.
In this picture we climbed to the top of the "Castel Sant'Angelo" and stayed until the sun set. This trip was spontaneous, but absolutely worth it.
And as I look back on this past week, I think that is the best advice I can constantly give myself. "BE SPONTANEOUS." I worked 50+ hours every week over the summer and squandered my money so much during the fall semester to make it here. & now that I am here, I can only keep an open mind and a spontaneous heart - with people, school, and well just about everything else. Until then, I will be brushing up on my Italian and trying to focus in school, while planning all the countries I want to visit.