1.) Always start with water.
2.) Never pass up the opportunity to get gelato and if you're ordering you might as well get the second scoop.
3.) Hold a wine glass in your left hand from the end (no bear clawing it in the middle because it fogs the glass, hides the color, and is a clear red flag that you are an American lol)
4.) Wine during meals is always white to red.
5.) Journal-be persistent with your goals and life.
6.) Love yourself enough to always want to improve and by doing so that means holding onto the ones that invite and cultivate growth. Surround yourself with people just as passionate about life as you are.
7.) While Americans are fun we are typically more loud...
8.) We are greatly judged and analyzed by our politicians back home so choose wisely because their choices and actions reflect us throughout the world.
9.) Don't be afraid to jump into new situations (literally). Worst comes to worst clothes always dry :)
10.) Self care matters. Indulge in the little things in life and take the time to do the things that make you happy each day. Don't deprive yourself of life's simple pleasures (but also maybe appreciate the colorful plates back home that don't consist of all carbs...all I can say is it helps that we walk here but it doesn't help enough).