Summer has already been phenomenal. I finished finals on Friday afternoon, so I got to spend the weekend enjoying some good times with friends — including Iron Man 2, The Pantry, and midnight adventures through the Hollywood Hills. Today, unfortunately, I had to pack up my SC life and bring it back to Santa Barbara.

As sad as I am to say goodbye to school and LA and friends, I’m also beyond excited for this summer. In a little over one week I leave for a 12 day journey around northern Italy with my parents. After that I check into summer school – in PARIS. I’m going on the Viterbi Overseas Program this summer, so I’ll be taking advanced writing and Parisian history over seven weeks in the city of romance. It is going to be AMAZING.

This week, though, it’s time to unpack, pack again, eat at all my favorite hometown places, and make a Target run. All kinds of good stuff.