Firenze non può venire abbastanza veloce.
I feel like a new person since I’ve been accepted into the Florence study abroad program. I’ve wanted this since I considered Syracuse during the college application process, and now that my abroad experience is only a few months away… it’s overwhelming and exciting. Especially after this year, I cannot wait to get away, far far away from everything and everyone who I have interacted with and been affected by in a negative way.
I’m learning more and more each day that we meet people in our lives who are supposed to teach us something, either about the world, ourselves, or both, but their use stops there. Sometimes we meet people in our lives who are supposed to only stay for a while, fulfill their duty, and then leave. If we don’t let these people go, their dead weight will bring us down. There’s a lot of dead weight in my life right now, and because of the atmosphere that I live in this year, I cannot remove myself totally until I go home for the summer. Only six more weeks, and I can finally leave the dead weight behind.
Someone great once said we have to let go of the parts of life we honestly don’t want. Parts of my life that were helpful and beneficial a year ago are no longer positive for me anymore. And while I will be eternally grateful for the good times and experiences of the past that shaped me from these parts, I know now that if these parts are not removed I will be doing myself more harm than good. I can finally acknowledge those parts of life I honestly don’t want anymore.
I usher in new beginnings with summer and a rebirth in a new country.