Sunday, August 18, 2013

Home Is Where the Heart is

I feel blessed that I’ve grown to acquire such an appreciation for my home—Hebron, CT. I used to count down the days until I could move far away from this small town. However, as much as I love to travel I always look forward to having a beautiful home to come back to—filled with loving family, friends & my Sunny. Which reminds me to thank my true friends and amazing family for supporting me during the preparation for this journey ahead of me. Those who know me well know that this process hasn’t been all smiles & rainbows and I couldn’t ask for a better support system!

Just 8 days away from my departure now- who knew studying abroad wasn’t just as easy as getting on a plane, selecting a few classes and seeing the world? I’ve never been more excited, anxious, and nervous in my life. Stepping off that plane onto Italian soil I will feel like all the weight can finally be lifted off my shoulders. Goodbyes are never easy for me—but this time I feel so much bliss in saying, “Arrivederci America!” It’s time for this New England girl to finally embark on the adventure of her dreams! Can’t wait to make Florence, Italy my new “home”.

“Why do you go away? So that you can come back. So that you can see the place you came from with new eyes and extra colors."                                                                   Terry Pratchett


  1. Wow Reg - love this page - eccellente! My heart is bursting with pride and love - have a wonderful adventure!! Ti amo mia dolce figlia!!!!

  2. Regan, so looking forward to reading your posts!! Enjoy and remember that you go with all the love & support of your family & friends. We’re so excited for you!

  3. Safe travels, I am following your plane over the Atlantic Ocean...looks like smooth flying....God take special care of you on this great adventure...