I wont lie when it comes to the fact this it is very hard and it has been pushing me to my limits but I accept the challenges I face here. Not only is this such a major culture shock, especially when it comes to grocery shopping. Something as simple as that is so different. I have gone grocery shopping more in a week and a half than I do in a month at home! You can't buy anything in bulk over here! You literally are going out to the store every other day! But it is so challenging not having anyone close to me here to lean on when I need it. I have never been apart from my family for this long of a time and until now I haven't realized how hard something like this can be. Also being away from all of my close friends who I can always count on being there when I need them to be! Not to mention the hardest of it all is being away from my boyfriend who I am used to seeing multiple times a week, who is there to here me complain on my worst days and there to give me the support I need to keep going! All in all I miss everyone so much and I hope that when I come back I can still have all of you by my side just as I did when I left!
This has been my first week of classes over here, I already feel the stress coming on! The best part of it though is I have all of the same classes as my roommates here so at least we can all help each other out when we don't understand something. Tomorrow will my my last day of class for the week and Friday morning, 7:30 am to be exact, we are meeting to go on a all day field trip! It should be exciting, I am not too sure where we will be going yet I should find out in my Field Experience class tonight at 5.
Just so you all can live through me a little bit I am posting a few pictures from our visit with the school to the Boboli Gardens!
This is my roommates and I before entering the gardens!
There was such a beautiful view!
On the walk home I stopped on the covered bridge to snap a few photos, it's so pretty!