As I attempt to accumulate research for an art history essay on Medici patronage, I am finding myself smiling uncontrollably. Usually, this incessant smiling would be incredibly confusing - I am, after all, working on something for school. This time, however, it’s different because the art I am studying will become my reality in exactly 69 days. YES. In only 69 days, I will be leaving for Europe for the first time in my life, to commence a study abroad program in Florence, Italy. While I don’t know exactly what will happen in my time abroad, I do know that studying has never been more fun. (Though, I’m thinking that when I have a view of the Duomo and a gelato in my hand, studying probably won’t feel like studying at all!) Ciao!