kathleen va italiana

my name is kathleen. i'll be spending the fall semester of my junior year in milano, italia with a program called ies. i don't speak italian, and i have no idea where i'm going or what's going to happen.

Sometimes I amaze myself.  I woke up this morning, created an eight-page study guide for my Italian midterm, ate lunch, and completed my six-page paper.  I can now make a nice dinner and .. ready for it?  START PACKING.<3


I’ve been a busy bee trying to get everything I need, packing, etc.  I pretty much have all the clothes and shoes I want to bring in a huge pile on top of my suitcases, but I guess I need to do more than just that.  Figuring out which shoes to bring was way more difficult.  It’s really good I had Lauren there to help me (ie, tell me “No, you do not need four pairs of heels, knee-high boots, knee-high boots with heels, and regular boots.”).  I have it down to three pairs of flats, three pairs of heels, flip flops, sneakers, comfy sandals, and my knee-highs.

Packing my clothes was surprisingly easy.  I kept the mindset that I could only pack clothes that I could layer as it gets colder.  After I finished, I realized that the majority of my clothes were white, gray, ivory, and black.  I can always go shopping for colors in Milano, I guess.

I’ve made a to-do list.  What’s left?  Actually packing my clothes in my suitcase, starting/finishing the paper that’s due for my summer internship, and figuring out and printing photos I’d like to bring with me.  I tried to yesterday, but it only made me sad.  I guess I should get started on that!

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