Make a Wish

There’s a legend that says if you throw a coin into the Trevi Fountain with your right hand over your left shoulder, you will return to Rome someday.

Two years ago I had graduated from high school and was visiting Europe. I remember being devastated upon seeing the Trevi Fountain because it was being renovated and was not the picturesque location I was expecting. However, my sister and I still tossed our coins into the fountain, and moved on.

Here I am now, writing this in the lower level of a palace and going on my fourth week of living in Italy! Although I did expect to return to Italy when I threw my coin into the fountain two years ago, I did not expect to be living in Italy with eighteen unique, passionate, and caring girls for three months. I did not expect to return to the Trevi fountain so soon and see a completely transformed, beautiful Italian landmark. I did not expect to be traveling to a different country almost every weekend for twelve weeks, each more amazing than the last.

The unexpected has brought me some of the most memorable experiences of my short life, and I am so grateful for all this trip and these people have done for me already. Two weeks ago I threw my coin in the Trevi Fountain for the second time in my life, and I am excited to see what the circumstances are next time I return to Italia. Ciao for now!

Caroline Hargreaves

Trevi Fountain 2017