I’m Back.

It has been quite awhile since I have written on this blog. I was originally starting it to document my abroad experience, but being a photographer, I know I can’t capture everything in writing – or at least that’s not how I am. I’ve noticed that since I’ve been back from Europe, I’m a different person – a completely different person. And to tell you the truth, part of me isn’t a fan. I was just going through photos on my laptop, and I found a bunch of selfies (no shame) that I had taken with my higher end cameras over … Continue reading I’m Back.

Reverse Culture Shock

*Note that I started writing this on May 8th to May 10th* It’s my third day back in the US, and just like my entire abroad experience, it’s been a total rollercoaster. I am currently at my college visiting friends, I slept over, it’s 6:48 am the next day as I am writing this, and I have been wide awake for two hours. I know for three-and-a-half months straight I had to wake up early every day for school, weekend trips, spring break, etc, and now that I’m back home, I am constantly waking up at 5 am or earlier … Continue reading Reverse Culture Shock

Florence vs. New England

After being in Italy for bit, I have noticed a lot of differences between Florence & New England. An update on school: if anyone didn’t know, my program is a four-day week schedule for classes, but each class is about 2 – 2 1/2 hours long. MW I have a class in the morning, and a class after 2 pm. On MW I have a two-hour break after my first class. On T TH I have 3 classes. After my first class on Thursdays I have an hour break, but then I have two classes in the afternoon pretty much back-to-back. … Continue reading Florence vs. New England

London Days 1 & 2 2017

After getting off the plane in London, I had absolutely no idea where to go. The same girl who I had met on the plane, I asked if I could come along with her & her friends. Coming off a plane at Heathrow airport was more confusing than any other airport I’ve been in. There were so many steps to take. After finally going through customs & luggage, we made it to a sit down area where the rest of the students were from the flight. We still had to wait for people, so I was probably standing for about … Continue reading London Days 1 & 2 2017

The Reality of Traveling Alone for the First Time

Excitement. Happiness. Homesick. Joy. Fear. Frustration. Confused. Sadness. FOMO. Anxious. EXHAUSTION. All emotions & symptoms, and maybe more that I have gone through within the past five days. My parents drove me from RI to Boston, MA to the Logan airport on January 20, 2017 at 4pm. Snapchats were sent and received. Carsickness appeared. Teary eyes almost turned into waterfalls…but I blocked the spout with positive words running through my mind, like for example, “You can do this!” By the time we got to the airport, I thought I was going to throw up. The carsickness really got to me. … Continue reading The Reality of Traveling Alone for the First Time