Alright, so here goes my first ever blog post! Currently, I’m sitting at my gate in Dulles International Airport thinking about so many things at once. “How did summer go by so quickly? Did I pack everything I needed to pack? How jetlagged am I going to be when I get there What is Italy going to be like?” I’ve managed to keep calm so far and nothing has gone wrong so far. I give myself an imaginary pat on the back for making it this far in an airport alone for the first time in my life. I’ve said all of my goodbyes and I think I’m ready. I’m finally ready to immerse myself in the culture of one of the most fascinating countries with some of the most interesting history in all of Europe. I hope for a life changing experience and to gain a new perspective on the world. I’m finally taking a step into the great beyond. Here goes nothing!