While I’m working on getting this blog back on a regular schedule, here are some of the most popular posts from the past few years. Whether you’re new or a regular, take a look around – there’s a lot to read! 🙂
Saying Goodbye Well
The Palm Project
My Poppy Story
Bologna Travel Diaries // New Beginnings
A Different Approach to Valentine’s Day
5 Things: the Culture Shock Edition
It’s been a fun three years on here so far!
Four months have gone by way too fast.
It’s been an amazing trip, full of memories, beautiful moments, and crazy experiences. I have been content here. Life is simple when you only see your family every day. There’s no one to impress and I feel simply free.
Some random snippets of my trip have been:
People watching out my window
Eating pasta every day.
Being with my sister.
Chemistry tutoring with my Irish chemist.
Volleyball practice with my new friends.
Bus rides on Sunday mornings to church.
Watching my fave show, “That’s So Raven.”
Seeing the ancient beautiful buildings.
Learning Italian phrases and over saying them
Side trips to London, Paris, Switzerland, Malta, Greece.
Seeing the winter snow covering the rooftops.
Enjoying the beaches.
Spending a day in Venice and Florence.
Making my smashbook.
Learning to cook.
- Praying that one student may come to know Christ.
Read the rest of Kelsey’s entries: New Beginnings // Volleyball Memories // Tourists in Our Own Town
Keep up with Kelsey on her personal blog: A Beautiful Purpose . The password is “Kelsey”
Thanks for letting us into your semester in Bologna Kelsey!
Last weekend, we decided to be tourists in our own city! Most of our time living in Bologna, my parents have been busy with ministry, and Katie and I with non stop homeschooling. So we haven’t gotten to explore as much as I’ve wanted to. But this day made up for it completely.
We walked around our city and discovered adorable streets we had never been on, went to an awesome museum, and ate a picnic lunch.
I absolutely adore Italy. Everything here is so old and beautiful. We went to some really beautiful ancient churches and enjoyed walking around. I never knew how large our city actually is! We turned a corner and saw so many new and interesting things!
I realized it is SO important to branch out from your usual streets and sights.
A change of scenery is always good. Most all streets here are gorgeous, and I loved checking out new stores, and seeing new bakeries and gelato spots. It was cool to be in a different part of town than I’d never seen before. I am so happy to be in Italy, and so sad we only have 3 more weeks here.
It was really fun to try new things in our very own town!
I asked Kelsey to keep us updated on her amazing opportunity to live in Italy this semester through this “Bologna Travel Diaries!” For more on her European adventures, read her personal blog here