Getting on a Jet Plane  

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Emotions are rushing through my body, but the one that is the strongest is excitement. This is really happening! I can't believe it, someone please pinch me (not so necessary actually, but you get the point). Ok so now i'm sitting in the international airport in Boston awaiting my flight to Rome and I must admit I had a 5 second meltdown. This is due to the fact that 1. I got lost for a few minutes, 2. I've never been in an international terminal and it is a bit of a different experience, and 3. Oh crap I'm going to Italy for 4 months (How will I survive in a foreign land for that long?).  Ok many of you will probably think that I am overreacting, and I've been known to do that before, but that's just my way.  What really brought me down to the valley of sanity is a phone call I made to my dad. He always seems to have words of wisdom that bring me back to reality. 
So now that I have realized that I'm not the only who has been through this and I won't be the last. I'm hoping some of you will soon take your adventure to foreign lands =). Wish me luck becuase from here on out I know I'll be changed for good, bad, and everything in between. 

Ciao Tutti! 


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Packing sucks! We all know this and when its time to get ready for a trip many of us procrastinate up until the very last minute (a.k.a. me lol). If you want fist pumping, feel good motivation press play =)

One Week Left  

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One week left until my Italian adventure begins and you know how I feel....AHHHHH I'm freaking out 0_o! I'm drowning in a pool of emotions. I'm excited, nervous, scared, grateful, worried, anxious, happy, over joyed, and so much more. I have been planning, and talking about going to Italy for over two years and I cannot believe it is actually here. All my paper work is done, visa and passport are in hand, my finances are squared away, now I just have to say my goodbyes and pack away what will be my life for the next 4 months. (That's a bit overwhelming =/) For those who are curious below is a list of things I will bring.

Packing List
  • Passport/Visa/Other Important Docs
  • 1 Large suit case and carry on suitcase
  • Clothing: 3 pairs of jeans, 10 tops/blouses, 2 skirts, 5 scarfs, 3 dresses, 1 winter coat, 1 light jacket, 2 cardigans, 1 hat, shoes (still working on what types of shoes), pajamas, under roos ^_^, and maybe a few more things if they fit
  • Toiletries: deodorant, soap, make-up, shower gel/shampoo & conditioner, 2 hair products
  • Umbrella
  • Laptop
  • Ipod
  • Italian mini dictionary and verb book
  • Outlet Converter
  • Travel Towel
  • Backpack 
I think that's good for now. If anyone is out there reading this let me know if I am missing any important items. Thanks!

Ciao for now