I like to think there exists some magnetic force out there. Call it God, Mohammad, Oprah or Keith. Whatever it is, one thing is for sure – it’s listening. Last October I was exhausted. I was knee deep in research papers and I was beginning to think I was losing my soul to retail. But one thing led to another and I entered a contest and then by some sort of divine intervention (see above), I actually won. Almost a year later and on the eve of my big adventure, I’m ready to go. Euros have been exchanged, 6 weeks worth of clothes have been strategically packed into one carry-on luggage (what was I thinking?) and my passport eagerly waits to be stamped (over and over again).
To make things just a bit sweeter than they already are, I get to see some beautiful places before my classes begin later this month. Hint: My next posts might include Greek, Arabic, and French lessons.
More than ever, I am certain: Il meglio deve ancora venire. (That is, once I get my toiletries past TSA).