When I first started this blog I was inspired by the Eat, Pray, Love story; the journey of healing and reinventing oneself through travel. Along the way this blog has been an outlet, a space for personal writing with the hopes of connecting with others. I suppose that I found value in these connections as... Continue Reading →
Everywhere I looked I saw us. I saw us in everything. I drove the same routes and streets that we used to, just out of habit. Past our old apartment building, and restaurants we enjoyed together. I felt like a ghost wandering through a graveyard of memories, places that still exist, yet we don't.
Aug 30th Like writing a paper, times new roman 11… I wonder if my Italian family can hear me typing?? The door is closed, I hope not, I don’t want to disturb them, but I have to write, its been so long… Summer is winding down, its dead everywhere and I’m still waiting for a... Continue Reading →
Learning about who you are, what brings a smile to your face, what sets your soul on fire and ignites your passions, what makes you feel alive; That is love of self.
Unique, quaint, charming; those are the words that come to mind when I think of Alberobello. This town located in the hills of the province of Bari, in Puglia, is famous for its small structures known as Trulli. Trulli can be found scattered throughout the provinces of Bari, Brindisi and Taranto, however the town of... Continue Reading →
The only way forward is with courage...the courage to move forward ALONE....and to decide that you would rather be alone than repeat unhealthy patterns, because that decision is ultimately a gift to yourself, a chance at finding something truly beautiful, and meaningful, something you are deserving of. And so you see why you must love yourself? Because if you do not, then you have no reason to face these fears, and nothing to fight for.
There is a wonderful day here in Puglia where the majority of the Cantina's are open to the public for wine tasting and tours. A couple weeks ago I had the opportunity to learn a little bit about the famous wine production of Puglia as part of "Cantina Aperta". A fair warning to you all, I am no wine connoisseur, this is a post about wine for beginners!
The White City; The Beauty of Ostuni Located atop a hill in the south of Italy, Ostuni, known as "The White City" is a gem of the Brindisi province. The perfect spot for an afternoon of wandering through tiny winding streets and discovering hidden nooks and crannies typical of historical centers of the many towns... Continue Reading →
As I struggle to leave behind old habits wherein I pressure myself with unnecessary timelines and life goals, I cannot help but feel an impending doom, as though whatever decision I make, post Italy, will have some sort of irreversible, life altering effect.
I'm frustrated. It's been months and I'm tired of all the lessons. The inspirational quotes and memes that were once significant and meaningful, now only contradict each other. Peace, forgiveness, loving yourself, acceptance...all beautiful notions in theory and much harder to accomplish in reality. I'm supposed to sit quiet and listen to myself, get to... Continue Reading →