Thursday, July 16, 2015

Lemons as Big as Your Face

How my time in Italy has gone by so quickly honestly amazes me.  It feels like just yesterday I was sipping wine and dodging street vendors.  Now I have moved in to my new house in Chattanooga, I turned 21, and I am slowly getting back to my life.  It is amazing how easy it was to adjust back to "normal", and how my trip seemed to fade into memories.  Every now and then I still find myself day dreaming about my time abroad, and lately my time in the Amalfi Coast has become the object of my reflection.  My weekend was spent in Positano, Capri, and Pompeii, and like I'm sure you've already guessed, every bit was magical.  The sea, the sun, and lemons as big as your face... what could be more perfect than that?

Most of the weekend was spent by the water.  Private boat tours, cliff diving, The Blue Grotto, and simply soaking up the sun made for a very memorable time on the coast.  We explored the ancient city of Pompeii and ate pizza from it's birth place.  During our time we also visited a store that specialized in custom handmade sandals...and of course I bought a pair.  Every bit of my time on the coast was dreamlike and I feel like it wrapped up my time in Italy perfectly.

I will be forever grateful for my time abroad.  The friendships I have made, the lessons I have learned, and the adventures I have had have truly been one in a million.   I came to Italy looking for answers about myself and of this crazy world we live in, and I left only wanting to know more.  I encourage you to look past your front porch and explore more about the life around you.  I'm not saying hop on a plane and say peace out America, but life is too short to not challenge ourselves or always wonder what if.  Never stop wondering, and NEVER stop wandering. 

Mollie Anna

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