Okay, I have some catching up to do with my last Italy posts, as you might have noticed from all the Napoli posts lately. I just want to save these last moment on here as well, so we'll work through the last days in Rome for a while longer. Let's get to it: Breakfast at the Waldorf! After having slaved away for six months at Rome Cavalieri, we sure deserved a treat. And a treat we got. The day after our last day as interns, we went back to the hotel for a proper breakfast. And let me tell you, we were treated like real VIPs. It was such a fun experience being on the other side of it. Sitting at the table we had been serving for weeks. Besides finally getting to dig in to that amazing buffé, we got a glass of champagne and special waffles from the kitchen with "Congratulations... Good Job!" written on the plate. I had an amazing internship, no matter how difficult it was at times, but let me tell you... Seeing those words felt absolutely fantastic. We actually made it.
After having stuffed our bellies with everything you can imagine and more, we said our goodbyes to our colleaugues, which was quite a sad moment, as you can imagine. We had a visit with HR to get all our papers and went to the bank to fix some stuff before heading out. Handing in my card to security when leaving was such a strange feeling. Working and living somewhere for six months, you kind of create a new life for yourself. New daily routines, friends, habbits, colleagues... And leaving the hotel for the last time kind of confirmed that this chapter is closing. It's about to end and then, that's it. That part of your life is over. Despite that, we left with smiles on our faces. It's easy to look back now and think of all the amazing memories made and people I met. Reality is, it was tough as well. I cried a lot during those six months. And I struggled. And at that point, being done felt like a relief as well. A lot of mixed emotions. All in all, I'm so happy I had the opportunity to complete an internship at Waldorf Astoria. Boy, have I learnt and grown a lot.