Tag Archives: United States

Learning to breathe again

When life seems to be…dare I say…easy for the first time in about 8 years, it’s hard to know how to react. The absence of anxiety, toxic stress or sadness that have been either consistent or reoccurring themes in my … Continue reading

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Taking the Leap

For the last few weeks, I’ve been meaning to post several new entries but, seeing as I’m going through what is the most stressful/emotional change in my life so far, I’m cutting myself some slack. Yes, moving here almost 6 … Continue reading

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Naples, Approved

I apologize this post is so late, but the way things have been going, I’m thankful I have a moment even now to write about our successful trip to Naples. As you may have read, the sole reason for this … Continue reading

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What I’ve learned from Italy: Eating Local

One of the things I  admire most about Italians is how connected they are to their land. It’s a benefit of living in the same area for thousands of years. They’ve become intimately familiar with of the flora and fauna of … Continue reading

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What I love about Italy: wild mushroom hunting

Just around the beginning of September (or more specifically, after the first soaking rain at the end of the summer) there’s a tangible excitement in the air. Old men poke their heads out to observe the sky and note the … Continue reading

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Filing on behalf of my alien (an unfinished green card story)…

Since the day Fabio and I finally decided to go ahead and start the paperwork for his green card (we’d be tossing the idea around lightly since early 2012), life has been pretty damn stressful and emotional.  Actually, it kind … Continue reading

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Benvinuti to my blog!

When Fabio (my husband) first brought up the idea of moving to the United States, I was in shock. I had never expected him to want to leave his home town, where he’s lived under the same roof (albeit with … Continue reading

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