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🇮🇹 Loving the Learning Curve: S’s First Days ☕️

What were you grateful for this week? This week I am grateful to be traveling to Gallarate with my amazing friend! This was my first time traveling out of the country, and on our way to Italy we had lots of layovers, and some that were very long! International airports are HUGE and there are so many difffernt places to go...I’m glad I had a friend to run around and even sleep in airports with. Somehow we made it to Italy all in once piece :)

What was the most difficult or challenging part of this week? We got here Sunday, and so one thing that has been challenging is adjusting to everything...sleep, my new home, and just the way my family does everything. Sometimes there is a lot of Italian conversations going on in the house and I don’t really have a clue what’s going on hahaha. 

Tell us about a "wow" moment you had this week.  Well, I just got here Sunday and that day was really spent unpacking, resting a little, and figuring out how to do everything. And then today was basically like the first day and still learning. I promise next week I will have a “wow” moment!

Tell us about your week!  I have only been in Gallarate for 2 days now. The first day when I arrived I pretty much met the family and unpacked. I have to say though my host family is absolutely amazing! They were so nice and welcoming. They gave me my space but they also were so kind and talked to me to make me feel comfortable. They took me out to this really nice Japanese restaurant that was so delicious! We had to take off our shoes, sit on the floor, they gave us hot towels, and there was SUSHI galore!

The little girl that I am helping with LOVES make up and getting her nails done...within the two days of being here she has wanted me to repaint her nails at least 7 times, I LOVE IT! She also loves to get her make up done. Lipstick, eye-liner, eyeshadow, mascara, blush. She likes it all. She likes me to giver her a make over, and then she gives me a make over!

I taught her how to play Rock Paper Scissors and all though I’m not quite sure if she understands it yet, she loved battling back and forth! She’s definitely a little girly girl which is a lot how I am too, so I think we will get along just fine! 

I also lucked out because my friend K is living at a host family about a mile and half away. Today we went and walked around our towns city center for a little bit, and then we got some coffee. We are both coffee lovers so we are pretty happy with the Italian coffee. The man working in the little cafe we went to today didn’t speak much English. We tried to order a Latte and he didn’t quite understand what we were trying to say he ended up just making us a drink and although we didn’t know exactly what it was we enjoyed it! Pretty much my first two days have been a learning curve but totally amazing!! 

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