Finding Balance

Photo Credit:  James Jordan Balance is a tricky thing.  Just when you think you’ve got it, you tip and lose it again.  Balance involves constant readjustments and focus.  At times, it’s completely and utterly exhausting. I’m constantly striving and struggling to find my balance.  It’s […]

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Reading: Good for the Soul

Photo Credit:  FutUndBeidl I am an avid reader and enjoy reading whenever I have free time.  It helps me to relax and escape into an imaginary world for a little while. When I moved to Italy, I had to leave my treasured book collection behind.  […]

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My Italian Life: Two Years

It’s remarkable how much someone’s life can change in two years.  Two years ago I moved to Italy and wasn’t sure what would happen.  I’m back in Toronto for the summer and it has become increasingly clear just how much I’ve changed and grown in […]

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Italianizzarsi ~ Becoming Italian

Italianizzarsi – diventare simile a un italiano per lingua o cultura (to become similar to an Italian by language or culture) One of my good friends here in Italy mentioned that I’ve become more Italian since she’s known me.  I found her observation very interesting […]

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The Great Escape

It doesn’t seem to matter where you are in the world when you live and work in a city, big or small, it’s not very hard to get sucked into the daily grind and hustle. I work long days and by the end of the […]

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There’s no place like home…

Even though Italy has always felt like a second home to me, I still feel nostalgic and homesick for Toronto.  I get the strong need and want to see my family and friends and all the familiar places that hold so many memories for me.  […]

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