Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Saying "arrivederci!"

17 days until takeoff... I think this is when I start to freak out a little bit.

I think I have everything I need for the semester: clothes, books, etc. Now all I have to do is enjoy the 2 1/2 weeks I have at home, and mentally gear up for this huge adventure.

It's going to be strange not being able to come home for three months straight. I mean, Monmouth College is about nine hours from where my family lives, and that's further from home than most people I know. Still, I'm able to come home at every major break, thanks to Amtrak. Not this semester though. I've got a feeling that I'll be too busy to be homesick anyway. I will miss my family and friends quite a bit though.

So, my goal for these last 17 days is to enjoy every last one of them.

1 comment:

  1. Dear Kate,
    What day do you leave? I wish you the best on the plane ride and for the semester.
    Be careful about the water.
    The kitties look cute and fluffy, but not all of them are nice like the ones in Turkey. They're used to people being mean to them.
    Buy things. I know you're careful with money, and that's a good thing... but every once in a while, go out on a limb and buy something completely superfluous just because you can. This is a once in a lifetime experience... you will never be young and in Italy like this again.
    Say yes to everything (except the creepy, lecherous men). If you get a chance to do something and you have no idea what you're getting into, do it anyway. Take some risks, because they could pay off and get you unforgettable experiences.
    Most importantly, have fun and stay safe.