Since I've been here in Florence now for more than a while I've been questioned to write everything in english since (believe it or not) I actually made myself some friends and since most of them are not able to understand swedish I'll just write in english so that everyone can understand.
Yesterday was my dearest friend Mariko's last day here. We've known each other from the first day of school which means we've gone through a lot together. New students have been coming and going but we've been the only ones that's been here to stay for three months. This means we have gone through all stages of emotions together. Mostly laughter but also many tears and hard times when things just doesn't work out the way you want them to. For all of you that never studied a third language I might as well just tell you that it's freaking hard okay. Never did I think it would be this frustrating and never did I believe it would feel so amazing when you realize you're getting somewhere. I also never thought I would be cramping from laughing so hard at the inside jokes we have from these months. Learning a language together is so much fun because you understand each other's struggles and you're cheering for each other just because you know how hard it is to find those forking words or to create that perfect sentence that you know how to say in your own language but not in italian. If this makes any sense to any of you I'm glad. Let's move on to what happened last night.
Me, Mariko, Esther and Paola from school and two other girls went to aperitivo at a place called OIBO. The food there is amazing and the drinks very fancy. Afterwards we headed to my favorite bar where we drank Negroni and had a great time. One swede, one japanese, one dutch and one german all blending in together very well having a great night making jokes and being stupid. I am so happy I made the decision to move to this city. I've met so many wonderful people who taught me a lot. In a week and a half I will be back in Sweden with my family. I'll be home for two weeks then I'm heading back here to finish B1 in three weeks. Then I'll continue searching for jobs and learning this language that is more than I ever wanted. So grateful for the opportunities.
See you soon
Bella ragazza!! Mariko with her Kimono last day of school (by the way can you believe this woman is 35 years old?!)
Memories I will never forget.