Without even realizing it, it was hands down one of the most life changing trips I have ever taken, only
to be surpassed by my study abroad in the same city 3 years later.
for me–I felt so unprepared and so foreign. Two weeks in, I was feeling as though I had made a big
mistake taking this huge trip alone. I was having a blast, getting to meet new people and see all these
things that I had both seen and never seen before in this city.
locals, and classes weren’t nearly as difficult anymore. I felt as though I had found myself. I had found
my drive, my passion. I tried to make the most out of everyday. I let everything soak into me–the
language, the culture, the history, the people, the sights–absolutely everything. It turned into the best
five months of my life. I felt free from everything that had been holding me back at home. I was following
my dreams and seeing the world through my own eyes, rather than on the internet. I learned to love
every moment, good and bad. I was my own person, bound by no rules or limitations.