A year ago, I arrived in London to start my 4-month adventure. I'm not sure how time has gone by so quickly yet also seems so far away.
I feel like within the past year I have heard people say to me things like 'you're in for a rude awakening after graduation' and 'wait until you get into the real world'...but why can't my life abroad be my real world? I think the answer to that is that it can be if I try hard enough.
Over the past two years, I have seen and done things that will be very difficult to top. I have lived within blocks of both St. Peter's and St. Paul's. I have seen Italian operas and West End shows. I have met people from all over the world. I have volunteered in a Roman high school. I have worked alongside British professionals.
But you know what? I will top all of that....I want to live everyday like that. I don't want to graduate and get stuck in other people's 'real world'. I want to continue living in the one I have created. Yes, I have loans. Yes, I will be living with my parents for a little while...but that doesn't mean my life won't be as extraordinary.
p.s. I haven't been in the United States on January 15 in two years....so crazy!
p.p.s. my semester in review through videos