Tuesday, August 23, 2011
My life has changed a lot in the past few months. I graduated with my Bachelor of Arts in Music. I applied to (and got rejected from) a couple of grad school programs. I also applied (and got accepted to!) an internship program in northern Italy.
Originally the internship had me teaching English in one school from the end of September until the end of December. A week after I got accepted they offered me a second school that would extend my time there until the first week in June. So now I'll be at a middle school for the first 3 months, come home for Christmas, and then go back from January til the first week in June.
Now, I have never been that far from home before. I have never even left the country, so the thought of 3 months away, while nerve wracking, was exciting. The thought of 8 months away is terrifying but no way is that going to stop me.
Aside from that, I am at the smallest size I can remember being since I was a teenager. I started my weight loss journey wearing a size 22 pants and a 2x top. Now I am in size 12 pants and a medium top. I bought my first pair of skinny jeans back in November and my first bikini top this summer. I chicken out and use boyshort bottoms, but still I'm rather proud of myself!
So in less than a month my new body and I will be getting on a plane to Italy. Although I do speak Italian I am not even close to fluent but soon that will change too! I will go from student to teacher (although my mentor argues that I have always been a teacher after watching me tutor). Hopefully I will come home at the end of my adventure a braver, stronger woman with lots of job opportunities at her fingertips.