studying in milan
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October 19th, 2007 – by: fulifect
to get an italian student visa, the consulate required that i show proof i would have housing my first month in milan. all this planning was last minute and with the deadline looming near, i was desparate to find anything. eventually, i found a nice italian mamma on the internet to put me up. all she needed was the rent and she would give me the necessary documents. with everything in place and planned out perfectly, i was beginning to feel excited! the big day came and i took my flight from san francisco to philadelphia to london to milan, then the bus to the city center, then a taxi to my new home.
to make a long story short, i cried almost everyday the first month. who was i kidding? i wasn't cut out for this bullshit, my dad is, my dad's dad is, my dad's dad's dad is, but not me. the first sign of failure and i wanted to take the next flight back home. but me and my family didn't see eye to eye on my predicament. they told me there was no way they would let me come back, i had to deal with it like a big girl, what doesn't kill you makes you stronger, life is full of roadbumps, blah blah blah. i guess this was the tough love i needed (though it certainly didn't seem like it at the time). so i finally sucked it up and got out of my funk. and the next nine months in milan was the best time i ever had! sure it had its ups and downs, but i would do it all over again if i had the chance. i'm just not sure i would pay another 650 euro for a visa.
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