While studying abroad is mostly fun and exciting, it's sometimes hard.  I have left lifelong friends back at college and the security of the known in the USA to travel to a place where I don't know the rules.  Then, to cap it all, I've switched from taking mostly technical courses (programming, calculus, etc.) into taking all acting courses where there is no quantifiable right or wrong and our own feelings are our greatest tools.  There have been some days where I've just needed a little extra hope, and for these days I wear anchors.  The anchor is the symbol of my sorority, Delta Gamma, and it reminds me of, not only hope, but love, strength, and friendship as well.  I don't know how, but these days are always sprinkled with a little bit of magic.