It’s been 4 weeks since I made my way to the Italian Consulate here in Toronto to submit my application for recognition of my Italian citizenship. It feels like it was forever ago!!
I haven’t heard anything from them as of yet so I’m keeping my fingers crossed that it’s a good sign. I can feel myself getting anxious with each passing day. I feel like a kid at Christmas time counting down the hours until it’s time to open presents. It’s so close, I can almost touch it. It’s an incredible feeling and I know that it will open up new paths for me to potentially explore. My mind wanders with what I could accomplish once I get that piece of identification. Maybe it will finally bring me to the place in the world that I need to be, should be, and want to be more than anything else. It’s been really difficult being away from Italy. I know that I’m not the first person to feel this way about Italy and most definitely won’t be the last.
I find so much courage, hope, and drive from many fellow bloggers who have answered Italy’s call and found their place there. It gives me the confidence I need to know that this is possible, it can be done and it isn’t some crazy harebrained idea.
Thank You for allowing me a sneak peak into your lives, stories, and experiences. You may not be aware of it, but you have all inspired me and taught me in your own unique ways. I am grateful!