and my dream of studying abroad in Italy is well on its way to becoming true. I never thought this day would actually come. It's been such a struggle to get here and it's hard for me to accept the fact that this is going to happen, even though I've committed to the program and made phone calls to travel agents about airfare. I have so many emotions running through me right now and I'm excited to finally be able to travel and explore after these hectic last couple of years. Italia Fall 2012, here I come!