Waking up to the sound of rain, seemingly serene, I opened my windows to smell and feel the air come in my room. Immersing myself in the culture and difference of the Italians has been a wonderful challenge. I’m discovering emotions and qualities of myself in this new world. I have always found great contentment in all things involving visual pleasure. My emotions over rule my thoughts, and my conscious is on a bit of a roller coaster. I never realized how my predictable life in America had me on it’s leash. Last weekend visiting Cinque Terre, I attempted to take photos with my eyes, while gazing at the ligurian coast. It was beautiful and tranquil, blasting with colors. I deeply enjoy the quality of life here and anticipate the days ahead. My classes are extremely enlightening and I’ve had no struggle staying focused. The teachers are passionate and assertive. This is the beginning of an incredible journey, I look forward to sharing more.