What makes a good friend? Is it someone who saves you the last Oreo or binges Netflix with you on a warm, sunny day? Is it someone who sticks by you no matter what or calls you on your bullshit? Is it someone with whom you feel most like yourself?
During a semester abroad in Italy, I went on my first solo trip. I planned a five-day stay in Copenhagen but, only after 48 hours there, I was sobbing on my hostel bed. I called my mom and told her how miserable I was. Feeling consumed by loneliness, I cut my trip short and booked the next available flight back to Italy. It wasn’t until after I received the flight confirmation email when I realized that I had been doing the whole traveling solo thing all wrong.
I came to the Czech Republic almost 15 months ago. It’s kind of crazy to think that, at 22 and as a recent college-grad, I up and left the love, safety, and security of life in the U.S.Continue reading “Why I Moved 4,000 Miles Away From The People I Love”