It’s my last week in Italy! I’m not looking forward to packing, but I’m excited about going back to uni! My family will be coming with me, because I want to show them around, let them see my house, where I buy my food, where I go shopping. They’ll help me moving in the new house, but most of all I want them to experience England!
Sometimes being away from my family is hard. Nonetheless, when I see students who leave every weekend to go home, I really don’t understand them! Like, okay sure it’s nice to have a meal you don’t have to pay for, or someone to do the laundry for you, but how can you ever get used to the idea of being on your own, independent (if not self-sufficient) if you keep receiving help?
Even if it’s easier, I would never trade all the experience I got by taking care of myself for that weekend!
I also came to realise I’m a lot less enterprising when I’m home, like if someone can do something for me, I’ll avoid taking care of it. And it’s an attitude I can’t afford when I’m in England, but I guess that’s why I’m able to accomplish a lot more!
I’m lucky they invented Skype in this century, so I can talk to my family whenever I need to. And since I’m also the kind of person that often needs her space, this definitely works for me! 🙂
I’m not gonna lie though, I wished they were with me when I moved out, back in June. It was stressful and I had a thousand things to think about. But my housemates’ families have been amazing, they helped me with bags and boxes… and really, their help only confirmed what I already knew, that there are people out there who are willing to help you! And this is a precious lesson I’ve learnt the first time I left Italy (exchange experience in Australia, but that’s another story!) 🙂
Till next time!