Hutch, outbound to Italy

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About to finish my fourth month here on the 10th, time here slowly accelerating as the first month felt like several lifetimes and the last month passed by rather quickly. By far the biggest change was of the family. My family in America is very very relaxed and lax of enforcing rules, as my Italian family is just about the polar opposite. This was a challenge for me at first to adapt to having actual expectations around the house, but I overcame and I'm glad there are so tight and strict because it's a form of parenting which I never accepted and it is helping me be a more disciplined and attentive person. The Italian is coming, my ability is inconsistent but my speaking is reliant on confidence more than anything. I have never felt more ALIVE