So I’ve been here about a week in Florence, Italy . Its absolutely beautiful here, everything and everyone within the city is embedded with so much history and culture. If you don’t know about Florence I encourage you to check out the above link (you can never know enough).
This first week has been amazing! What do I mean by amazing? Let me tell you! Everyday I walk to school (CAPA-Florence ), I’m blessed enough to walk past piazza’s, museums, works of art, Cathedrals, and people that have a long history that has literally affected the entire world! I literally breathe in the same energy as many great artists -Leonardo, Michelangelo, Botticelli. Walking some of the same Via’s as they did in their day. It’s humbling, thoughtful, and energizing.
Life is all about experiences, whether that’s sharing a two-minute conversation with the l’barista in the al bar, asking someone for directions, or even sitting in the museo with a complete stranger admiring the same piece of art The Birth of Venus (one of my favorites) in complete silence. “My life amounts to no more than one drop in a limitless ocean. Yet what is any ocean, but a multitude of drops?”
― David Mitchell, Cloud Atlas I truly believe in this quote. After all what’s a life with spoils, without friends to share them with? During this time I have meet some amazing people with so many diverse backgrounds. Creating relationships with these people is a great experience within itself. We may come from different sides of the globe, but we all share the same idea collectively-TRAVEL! “Traveling isn’t only about exploring physical places, but also about exploring the unknown places in oneself.”
So while I am here in Italy, I will make the best of sharing, learning, and developing relationships with these amazing people who have chosen to step from their known space into a unknown place.
See you next week boys and girls! We are going a field trip!