Traveling Abroad

Sometimes It’s the Not So Little Things

I wrote my last official paper of my undergrad career last Thursday.

It was probably one of the toughest papers I’ve ever had to write.  It was a philosophy paper that could only be 1000 words.  I know, I know, 1000 words, that’s nothing.  But it depends on the topic.  If philosophy is your cup of tea, this paper would have been a walk in the park.  My cup of tea however, is not philosophy, so of course, I ran out of time, ran out of word space, and honestly out of brain power.

Send a few prayers up for mercy please.

Upon finishing my week, I was emotionally and physically exhausted.  I haven’t had an assignment take such a toll on my body in quite a while.  Praise to the heavens we don’t have classes on Friday and on Thursday afternoon, my roommate and her boyfriend were off to Budapest until Sunday.  I got some much-needed time alone for a couple of days.  YIPEE!  Don’t get me wrong, I love my roommate, I just love alone time too J

Then, the package I had been waiting for two and half weeks to come, arrived AND at the absolute perfect time.  My paper was finished and turned in and I could relax!

I have never been so grateful to see a package from home.

I’ve received packages before that were great and lifted up my spirits, for that I am truly indebted to those who were so kind to send them.  But none of them caused me to start balling before I got through the letter that was included.

And, I mean balling (all happy).

I was so thrilled to receive the little piece of home, not to mention I was done with that paper.

Probably the best part of this package though, was being able to go around and offer people American candy.  This might be hard for some of you to understand, but the food here just isn’t the same and so when something like candy from home arrives, we all get just a little excited.  Just a little.

This past week and weekend it was the big things that made the week.  There were lots of little things, but nothing touched my heart like it needed to be touched than the bigger gestures.

So, thank you Dad for making my week and weekend.  My friends and I can’t wait to have some movie nights that don’t involve making sure we have an internet connection or downloading something.

Fun story: the first time we tried to download a movie, it said it would take 300 hours.  No joke. Weren’t having that though and found a better connection and were finished 30 minutes later.  But, my goodness, 300 hours!

We have four days (including today) until we head out for Rome and Assisi for 10 days!  This is the LAST big trip of the semester!!  Which is absolutely crazy because it feels like just a couple of days ago we were coming back from a different trip, and this week was still two months away.

After we come back there are only four weeks (or one month, but four weeks sounds better), left in Gaming.  Left in Europe.  Oh, how bittersweet that is.

Then folks, that’s it.  Fall Semester of 2018 is over, I will have completed college (wow, that’s crazy, right?), and Christmas will be just around the corner.

Also, hi Grandpa and Grandma!  Grandpa, I heard you’ve been talking about me….all good things I hope 😉

Hi to Dad’s co-workers, I’ll make sure to send him to work with a bunch of pictures after I get back.

Hi to everyone else reading this!

Oh, and if you would like, feel free to send me prayer requests for Rome and Assisi.  Would love to send them to the Man and the Saints upstairs for you while at the many places we visit in Rome and Assisi.

Can’t wait to see all of you!  It’s coming sooner and sooner every day.  Love y’all!


2 thoughts on “Sometimes It’s the Not So Little Things

  1. I’m so proud of you girl. Congrats on making it this far. I’m so happy you had that consolation of the package from home with the letter & American candy…I hope Rome is going really well, and you get to see and experience all the places you wanted to see and go to. God bless you. I hope the rest of the semester is full of laughter and high hopes for your career and future endeavors. You are always in my prayers my dear friend. I just offered Mass for you yesterday!!! Have a good one!! wooohooo!


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