After having neglected this blog for too long

I’ve been neglecting this blog for too long now. My excuse is: I’ve been busy (and you could say: who isn’t?!? You presumptious girl).
Well you would be right, but that’s my honest excuse. The last months in the US took all my time and I’m glad about it. I had the Prom, I attended a Gala, I learned to dance the waltz, I went to a Bastille’s concert and to Washington. I mean, big times.

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And oh, the finals at school. I thought that US History was going to be the death for me. But geez if I was wrong. The English one was worse. Henry David Thoreau, why and I mean why you had to write in such a complicated way?!?

These exchange semester, changed (sorry for the pun) me a lot, and being home wasn’t easy for the first few weeks; I felt disoriented and overwelmed, because I grew up and now I have things that characterize me from both Italy and the US and I need to learn to live with it.

Speaking about the US, I miss my host family and my friends. I miss speaking that beautiful languiate that is English 24/7, I miss Lifetime and OWN.
I miss my iced mocha at Starbucks.

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I miss gospel songs at the church on Sunday morning. I miss having a bedroom and a bathroom all for myself, I miss the quiet and I miss being independent. I miss SALESSSSS!

But as Italian, I still love coffee and having breakfast with a cappuccino and a croissant.

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I still love Nutella. I still love having the beach fifteen minuts away from my house, sharing the bedroom with my sister and the loudness of my family. I still love my scooter and that I can go places walking. I still love the beautiful colors we have.

What’s New is that I learned to love my country more and that it’s part of who I am.

I have beautiful projects for myself and my future. And for this blog, of course. No more neglecting!

I will post a lot of picture about the US that I hope you will enjoy.
Also I want this to be a fashion blog besides a life blog, since it’s my dream to work in fashion communication.
It’s the right time to show the tons of things I bought in the US!

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Love,

Giulia ❤️

Halfway through

Today are exactly three months that I left my country and I came to the United States.

When they told me that time was going to fly while I would’ve been there, I would have NEVER though that it was going to fly THAT fast.

I don’t think it’s even necessary saying that the day of my departure I was like:

                What the hell I was thinking about when I decided to do this?!

But now it’s been three months that I’ve been here, with all the sad moments when you are so homesick that if you had a ticket to go home you would, with all the happy and wonderful moments that would always be part of you and that make you never want to return to your home country. So far, everything is going great,

I’m not going to lie: being an exchange student is not easy. But it’s worth it.

So now I am on spring break and I’m enjoying my time in Charlotte very much. I’ve been going out every day and I’ve bought so many things I don’t even know where to start! I will probably do a post about all the things I bought.

On March I’ve been in New York. YES!

N E W     Y O R K     C I T Y

I can’t even believe it, but it’s true. And they were the best days of my life.

I felt in the right place, I knew and I know that that’s the place where I belong to.

(I will do a post of that trip, too!)

Also, the prom is approaching and I need a prom dress.

Knowing myself, I will probably buy it the day before the prom. Oh gosh.

These are the two that I tried on.

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They’re so beautiful, but at the same time really expensive. I’m going crazy about this prom thing!

I know this post is not very long, but I really wanted to post something for the day of my three months here.

I can’t wait to write all the other posts that I have in mind! Also, there is going to be more fashion here, but I won’t spoiler anything, stay tuned!

Hope you all have a wonderful Easter!

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“Esse quam videri”

Heeeeello everyone!

I am a really bad person, I know.

But from this past November to pretty much yesterday I had tests and oral tests almost EVERY DAY. These months should be called ‘hell‘. I don’t now how, but I’m still alive!

This is the last week of school before the Christmas holidays break and, for me, is the last week of school in my country untill the next September!

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[photo (taken from tumblr) that shows how I spent my afternoon in this past two months]

As you may know from my previous post, I will be an exchange student; I’m going to U.S.A from January to June (hooraaayy).

As you may not know – no okay, as you certainly not know – at the beginning of November I came to know the State in which I’m going to live for the next six months! (Huge HOORAYYYY)

And the State is…….:

*drums roll*

North Carolina!

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I have seen (thanks Google Earth!) the town where I’m going to live and it’s really lovely! And I also have seen the school where I’m going to study and it is beautiful and maybe four time larger than my current school.

My host family seems so nice to me and yestarday I received the first email from my host mum. She seems really kind and when, in the email, she wrote that she has told all of her friends and relatives that I will be there, I was so touched.

I will arrive in the US on January the 18th or 19th.

My relatives this past Saturday organised me a surprise party. They did a big banner that said:SURPRISE! You didn’t expect this, did you?!”

They showed me a video with all my photos, from when I was a baby, a little girl to the girl I am now. In this video there were also some message that they had recorded for me. In the background there was the song “Girl on fire” covered by Naya Rivera on Glee.

Needless to say I was a sort of fountain for how much I cried. Love them endlessly.

This is the spectacular and so delicious cake:

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And this is the breathless present they gave me (to, exact words from the note: do the VIP in the US!):

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So I guess the countdown begins!

If anyone wants to recommend me some particular beautiful place in North Carolina that should absolutely be visited or wants to give me some information about NC, I would be really happy about it!

I leave you with the beautiful, in my opinion, motto of the State of North Carolina:

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