Tuesday, September 24, 2013

Second week has begun...

After a very long weekend it was hard to get back into the swing of things on monday and have classes. Italian has definitely been getting better thankfully and then after italian we had lunch and then met our Renaissance Art professor for class at the Colloseo metro stop. This was the third time we got off at this stop and I am still not used to seeing the Colloseo the second I get off the metro. This excursion with our professor was not as rushed as the one to the Colloseo but it was still interesting. This trip was the one I previously mentioned about S. Clemente. After class we came back home and got straight to homework. There has been a lot of reading assignments we have had to do for class and it is extremely hard to stay awake while reading them. Eventually I was done and could go to bed after another long day. Today we had every class downstairs in our "lecture hall" which is right now our kitchen table because the desks for our classroom have not arrived yet. It was somewhat nice because it wasn't as exhausting but I still like to get out of the building every day. The reason why I decided to start my blog TODAY was because of something we learned in philosophy class today. We read about Hume for homework and Hume believes that we should focus on emotion rather than reason and give into our passions. Everything that I have done here has made me incredibly happy and I wanted to share those moments with whomever would like to read about them. This way, I can share my passions with you.
Although I said theology isn't my favorite class today we read an article about an interview with the pope and something I don't need to elaborate on, but just want to mention, is when the Pope was asked "Who is Jorge Mario Bergoglio?"his answer was "I am a sinner". This I felt was something to reflect upon and wanted to share it. Now, its time for dinner and I am starving so I hope its something good! (which it always is) 
p.s: just remembered I forgot to talk about the food... theres only really one thing thats needed to be said about the food Monica makes for us. Every meal is the "best meal so far". I'm never going to want American food again! 


  1. Colleen, I have the biggest smile on my face reading your blog. Your love of life, learning and new experiences shines through in every post. So happy for you to have this experience. I love you. Love, Mom

  2. Colleen, I am so glad you decided to write a blog rather than keep a private journal about your time in Italy. You have such a gift for writing and your enthusiasm for all you are experiencing comes through so clearly. I can't wait to read more and see more of your pictures. Love aunt Lisa