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This blog entry will be a little different because I am writing from
back in my hometown in Connecticut. My best friend Jonathan past away
last week in a motorcycle accident. He is the reason why I chose to go abroad. I've
grown up my whole life in the same town and I've never been exposed to
any other culture. Jonathan was my neighbor and I would cross the street
almost every day to his house. The amount of steps that I have taken coming
and going from his house are enough to travel across America and back.
But Jonathan knew there was more out there for me. He was right. As I
stepped foot in Firenze, I felt in the air that I was embarking on
something brand new. It was something that would take time to adjust and adapt
to. It took a while to navigate and learn the ways of locals. From
realizing to bring my own bags to the market, to finding the cheapest
spots to get a panini, these little things are what help you become more
independent and to broaden your perspective of this planet. As I sit at
home after the funeral of Jonathan, I reflect on a journey that many
dream to experience, where very few have the opportunity to do so. Being
around loved ones celebrating the life of Jonathan, I can appreciate
this past month and a half so much more. I am so blessed to be a part of
this program and to be able to continue on this journey when I arrive
back to Firenze in two weeks. I will use the memory of my friend and
everyone on this earth that isn't able to travel as motivation to carry
on and finish strong overseas.