Surviving a Semester Studying Abroad

Study abroad students are an audience so near and dear to my heart since just three years ago I boarded a plane to leave my mom, home town and everything familiar for the longest stretch of time to date.  I look back on that baby version of myself with compassion often.  I loved Florence, I … Continue reading Surviving a Semester Studying Abroad

Crying Outside the Visa Office

I keep running list of titles of chapters for my memoir in the Notes section of my phone.  However since a memoir seems too premature and too intensive than I'm really prepared to take on right now, they shall become blog posts.  Here's the first. I had been thinking about taking a TEFL course for … Continue reading Crying Outside the Visa Office

Firenze, da Solo

The first time I went to Italy, something clicked.  I had to go back (check out that first picture from our boat ride on the Amalfi Coast...how could you not fall in love!?).  I applied to study abroad in Florence for the following spring and two years later, I'm heading back again.