I feel like I blinked and summer is over. I can’t believe I am already moving into my house on campus and going back to school shopping. It’s weird to think I am going into my senior year of college. Where has the time gone? I made quite a few memories these past few months, so let’s talk about my summer.
My summer started in May once my spring semester finals were over and I moved out of my apartment. I had a relaxing few weeks with my friends and family until I hopped on a plane to New York. I was there for a few days for the release of Harry Styles’s new album “Harry’s House.” I went to the pop-up merchandise shop and had the opportunity to go to his sold-out concert in Long Island with some of my best friends. It was a fantastic experience and I am so grateful I got to be a part of such an accomplishment for my favorite artist.
I picked up a serving job at an Italian restaurant that I worked at 3-4 times a week. I have known the owners for 8 years and they were incredibly welcoming as I worked on old skills and learned new ones. I had the best coworkers and looked forward to going to work just to be with them. After some of our shifts, we would hop over to the bar next door to chat and hang out. It was fun being in an atmosphere with them outside of work. They were the people I saw the most during my week and I wouldn’t have wanted it any other way. That is, until I left for a month-long trip to Italy.
Some of my favorite moments this summer were spent in Italy. Due to the pandemic, I haven’t been able to go back for 4 years so this trip was long overdue. The first stop was Florence. I was there for two days. I went on a day tour that took us to Siena, San Gimignano, Chianti, and Pisa. I had some of the best food and wine and saw the most beautiful scenery. After that, we took a train down to Calabria, which is where I am from. The 3 weeks that I was there were filled with family, friends, shopping, beaches, food, and gelato (a lot of gelato). I was so sad to leave at the end of the trip. Saying bye to my family and friends is always the hardest part. It is my second home and will always have a piece of my heart. I am already planning my next trip there next year and I can’t wait.
Other than a Cedar Point trip, pool days at my sister’s apartment, pilates classes, and going to the movies, those are the main events that happened to me this summer. I am officially all moved into my house for my last year of college. I am excited to see what this year has in store for me. On that note… cheers to senior year!
Erica Trapasso is a senior studying communication studies, with minors in marketing and advertising and public relations and a certificate in social media at Ohio University. She currently serves as Scripps PRSSA’s Vice President of Visual Communication. Connect with Erica on LinkedIn here and Twitter here!