Are we really into the second month of 2013 already? Apparently we are, according to dates for Montreal Fashion Week, midterm exams, and meetings that stare back at me from my February page of iCal. Time seems to be passing at a record speed over the last few months, so I guess I shouldn’t exactly be surprised that it feels as if I left Italy three months ago, when in reality I left three weeks ago. All of those smells, sights, and sounds seem so far away – it was if my two week stay was just a dream in another lifetime. It almost feels like I’m coming to the end of a lifetime, quite frankly, as I start to think about the future outside of being an undergraduate student, which is a fairly difficult reality to put into words. Italy, or at least Europe, will hopefully be a part of that new life after this degree, but not quite yet. Montreal will always entice me into staying in this beautiful, crazy, disorganized, yet lovable, creative and charming city.