Discovered Who I am in Florence

Ciao Rebels! I’ve been in Italy for now 61 days. I knew I would be experiencing challenges but I didn’t consider how much I was going to discover about myself. I’ve always known my sensitivity overwhelmed me but I didn’t realize how much my daily life at home masked it. I came here with the…

Australia: The best of the last few weeks

So it has been a while since my last post, which I reckon is perfectly understandable considering I had heaps of things to cross off my bucket list in my last month Down Under. The idea of leaving a place I had so deeply fallen in love with was just as heart wrenching as the…

Australia: We Fly High

I sit here on a balcony, overlooking the most beautiful river in Brisbane, Australia. I can see people in their homes across the river straight through their windows. Some families sit down for dinner, some couples watch television, and some sit outside alone like me, with a glass of wine and their journals. I wonder…

Australia: Life, Love, and Laughter

As I walked to class today, the normal 10 minute walk took significantly longer. Granted the campus is fairly small, I realize I can’t turn a corner without seeing someone I know. Stoping to make friendly conversation is good, but always causes me to be late to class. It is beginning to feel like home;…

Australia: Easter Break

Well, Australia continually presents me with new adventures. I was so keen to spend time with the family and get to see a new part of Australia on Easter break. I was supposed to meet my family at the airport at 9 a.m. Saturday morning of the break, but once again my plans are not…