You know that something is your dream when it's what you think about when your mind wanders. Going to be an exchange in Italy is all I want. It is my dream. I think about it almost every second of everyday. I can't wait to get my host family, I can't wait to see them for the first time, I can't wait to go and have my orientation with all of the other AFSers, I can't wait to hear everyone around me speaking in Italian, I can't wait to be able to hold a conversation with my classmates, and I can't wait to live my life like Italian teenagers. The list goes on.
All of my friends and people that know I am going think I am crazy for doing this and not even knowing that much Italian, leaving my life in Minnesota for a year, and living with a family I don't even know. But anytime anyone wants to make any judgements or doubt my dreams, I really don't care and I will be the one having the time of my life next year. This is an experience of a lifetime and one that I think will stay with me forever.
I am horrible at ending these things so I will just say ciao and as corny as it sounds "keep chasing your dreams.(;"