Hello, lovely people! Today’s post is dedicated to the super exciting journey I am about to embark on…spending 4 months in Rome!! This experience means a couple things for The Pace…
- Time for a makeover! Those of you who have hung out with me on The Pace before might notice it looks a little different. I thought now would be the perfect opportunity to spice up the blog with a brand new look.
- A new section…travel! So far, I have focused on blogging about style, health, and fitness, but starting now, The Pace will also be a travel blog! Get ready for posts about study abroad experiences, weekend trips exploring Europe, and tons of pictures.
But before I hop onto the plane and begin this journey, let’s get something straight…why am I going to Rome? (other than the obvious answer, why not?!!) I am spending a semester studying abroad at Roma Tre in Italy. I will be taking classes and doing a Public Relations and Media internship at the Vatican’s Pontifical Council for Social Communication, which is basically a long way of saying, I will be working on the Vatican’s social media accounts. I have wanted this internship for years (even before I even got accepted to Villanova!) and after all of the applying, planning, and packing, I am only a few days away from departure, and the feeling is unreal.
I really don’t know what to expect as I prepare to leave the country I have lived in for my entire 21 years, but I know the experience is going to be one I will never forget. Check back soon for my first post from Italy (gaaah, can’t believe I’m actually typing that!) and be sure to follow me on Instagram at @tatumerinmurray for a plethora of pasta and gelato pics 🙂