It should go to me but at least I didn't abandon you guys forever right?
Well anyhow, I haven’t blogged in about 4 months or something but I’ll try to fill you in on everything.
School: school is same old same old. I haven’t really been doing anything for the past 6 months until about 2 weeks ago my Italian teacher told me I have to be interrogated on Dante’s 16th Canto because I’m starting to understand and speak Italian. So I studied my butt off for about a week and nailed it. But now that I did so well my teacher wants to start testing me more. :/ (Oh and pretty much Dante is like the Shakespeare of Italian. So for me to be studying it is like difficulty level: 523958)
And I have my next test in about a week.
My classmates are still hooligans, but they’re all really nice and I get along with them all really well
Language: pretty much I understand about 75% of all conversations and stuff. Watching Italian movies and the news is still pretty hard but I understand more or less everything but speaking wise not so much. Like everyday questions and short conversations and stuff I can speak, but telling stories and stuff like that is still hard because my vocabulary is so little. It’s a little awkward because I understand what they’re saying but I can’t respond so well so they sometimes think I don’t understand. But I try my best and that’s what counts right?
So what have I been up to?
February- Well I took a trip to the mountains for a week with just my friends. We snowboarded for pretty much 4 straight days and had a good time on our one week of vacation.
I also went to multiple 18th birthday parties. Hung out with my AFS friends and the newbies that got here.
Carnevale at Ma Donna Di Campiglio
Mountains with my friends
The 2 month people left. :( Ciao Rubia <3
March: I had a ski trip with my class to the mountains. I went to Sicily on exchange week. I also just came back from my vacation in Moneglia (the seaside) I also visited Pisa.
AFS friends Bday party
another 18th bday
Ski trip with my class
Pisa on pasqua
first day of full sunshine in about 4 months:D
Exchange week: Honestly I can say that exchange week was one of the most memorable weeks I had here in Italy. I was placed in Agrigento Sicilia. My host family was amazing and I got along so well with my host sister. I also got closer to the other exchange students and everything. Every day we went around to different cities in Sicily and pretty much toured around for a week. I went to school for about 3 days but all I did was advertise AFS.
Leaving was like a pre-show of what was to come in July. I was halfway in tears when I had to say bye to all of the new friends I made there. And just thinking of what’s to come in July makes me all queasy. I honestly cannot imagine life without my host sister here in Milan. The past 6 months we’ve grown to become real sisters and she is easily one of my best friends now even though we’ve only known each other for 6 months.
My life here has been amazing and I seriously cannot believe how fast has been FLYING by these past 3 months. I’ve done so much and been to so many new places and met soooo sooo many awesome people. This experience has made me realize so much about myself, and has made me so much more conscious of my surroundings.
The weather is finally starting to become warmer and spring is halfway here. (Not exactly yet)
Well I’ll try to update as much as I can with only 3 more months to go. But until then,