10 Tips For When You Get Lost In Florence (Because You Will)

Happy Friday!

I spent most of this week exploring Florence, and managed to get lost a few times. While I was wandering around, I came up with this post idea. Enjoy!

1. Even though Florence is a smaller city, you will get lost in the first few weeks. Know that now, and you will feel better when you’re panicking at 11 PM trying to find your way home.

2. You are terrible at reading maps. Stop trying to make sense of them and go ask someone in a cafe. Trust me.

3. The wifi is spotty here, stop trying to use Google Maps in the middle of the street. It will not work, no matter how hard you hit the refresh button.

4. When someone says look for an landmark, make sure they’re specific about what landmark they are talking about. Florence is old, and almost every building looks like it could be a landmark.

5. Give yourself enough time to get places, otherwise you’ll be running around frantically looking for where you’re supposed to go.

6. Vespas and cars will park ON the curb, not next to it. They also will not stop for you, even when you have the right of way.

7. Bikes will also park on the street, and you will run into them. Frequently.

8. When you get lost, don’t stare at a map in the middle of the street, you will look like a desperate tourist, and people will try to sell you things.

9. Wear comfortable shoes. I cannot say this enough. WEAR COMFORTABLE SHOES. Also, keep Band-Aids on you at all times, you WILL need them,

10. Getting lost in Florence is one of the best things that will happen to you. You are lost in a beautiful city on a once-in-a lifetime trip. Take the time to explore your surroundings, you won’t regret it.



Chapters 374, 375, 376, 377, 378, 379, 380, 381, 382, 383, 384, 385 & 386 : Lost and Life

Happy Thursday!

I apologize for not posting, I had midterms and a lot of other things on my plate. I may be posting sparingly in the next few weeks as I head towards the end of the semester and classes get busier. I’ll try my best to post as often as I can.

Do you ever feel like you’re in a constant rut, where you don’t know where your life is going, and you don’t know what direction to turn? I know I’ve probably discussed this in previous posts, but it’s a constant issue.

Lately, I’ve been feeling confused and lost. I’m considering switching my major (Psychology to Media and Communication), and I’m struggling in a few classes. I feel like I’m unsure what I want to do with my life, and the thought that in a few years, I’ll have to go out into the “real world” and find a job is a scary thing. I know people say to focus on one day at a time, but lately, it’s getting more difficult to focus on anything at all.

But it’s time to take control and buck up, because I am the only one who controls my fate and future, and I’m thinking it’s time to take matters into my own hands and get stuff done!

So, what do you do when you’re feeling lost?

Thank you so much for sticking around, and I love you!

Have an awesome week. xxoo