Note: this post has been migrated from my former blog “Parliamo dell’Italia – una ragazza fortunata a Perugia.”
I have failed to write these past few weeks because my life has been so …. normal. Yes, I am in a foreign country, speaking a different language, learning a new culture, but everything just seems so familiar now.
I have 5 wonderful roommates and we have a big, gorgeous apartment with a huge kitchen (where I have been happily cooking non-stop). We have water pressure and hot water … we really couldn’t ask for more.
I am taking 4 classes, 4 days a week (it’s just like being at DU!). Italian, Art History: Michelangelo, the study of life at Pompeii & Herculaneum, & an independent study in which I do a ton of readings in Italian and then talk about them one on one with a professor here. Being the nerd I am, I am loving being back in class, learning, studying, and having a routine every day.
I have learned how to survive without internet … we don’t have it except for at school & I have come to realize that sitting around the kitchen table, talking with my roommates every night is a way better waste of time than stalking NFL.com (though I still find time to do this, don’t worry).
Perugia itself is beautiful and I love it here. The town is just gorgeous and every time you turn a corner you think you might stumble upon a castle or some other epic part of history.
I am very content here & so glad that this is where I am able to spend my last few months in Italy.
Oh, and the sun has been out almost every day since my last post : )
See how boring it is when I am happy?