Ciao tutti, Sometimes you have to just throw caution to the wind, shed your careful nature, stop overthinking and go. Growing up, my family didn't travel internationally. We are a family of six, so travel can get quite expensive. When I studied abroad in Italy though, I found my calling and passion to travel. Put me … Continue reading Non pensare, vai e basta!
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The day I've been trying to ignore for five months is finally here. Having to go to a wedding - especially one this important - after breaking off your own engagement has got to be one of the more painful experiences in life. It's something akin to being starving and being forced to watch someone … Continue reading Rain on a Wedding Day
This is the first of (hopefully) many posts of a series called "Words." I'm a strong believer in the power of words, especially those that are repeated throughout the Bible, that describe a righteous way of living, or that have had special meaning to me. These are words to build a life around. Does anyone … Continue reading Words: Earnest
"How beautiful on the mountains are the feet of those who bring good news, who proclaim peace, who bring good tidings, who proclaim salvation, who say to Zion, 'Your God reigns!'" (Isaiah 52:7) Hiking a mountain is an incredibly spiritual experience for me. Not only does it open my eyes to the wonder of God's … Continue reading The Mountain
I wonder how many of them can tell I'm lying, I think to myself as I lie through my teeth. I talk about how I'm here at this class, in this church, because I needed a change of pace, that my old church was getting too large and I had a difficult time getting plugged … Continue reading The Lie
Ciao ciao i miei compagni di viaggio! So as I mentioned in my last two posts, I'm newly single - not newly married as I had planned. However, there is a new hope within me about my single life. I'm now freer than I have ever been, and I'm going to start taking advantage of … Continue reading The newly single life
Ciao tutti! Yes, the hardest thing was admitting to myself that we could no longer be together, that marrying him would be the biggest mistake I could make. I still remember little, naive, in-love me back when he proposed last December. I prayed, thought to myself: God, if this is not meant to work out, let … Continue reading An explanation: part two
Ciao tutti! Sembra che sia stato per sempre. So, it's been forever and everything has changed. Yes, everything. Since I last wrote back in 2015, I got engaged to my boyfriend of almost five years, planned a wedding, bought a house, and then broke up with him. (I also got a job somewhere in there, … Continue reading An explanation: part one
Ciao! So I promised you all that I would write about Colorado. And I'm going to. But I'm not going to talk about it in a specific "here's what we did every single day and these are the things we saw" because that's not what was important about this trip. Yes, the natural beauty of … Continue reading The power of introverts
Ciao tutti! I've been absolutely horrible at keeping this blog up, for multiple reasons: I am now living in a new town with a new apartment with new kitchen utensils. I finally caved and got an iPhone. Now I get why all you Apple people love them so much. Grad school takes up the majority … Continue reading Updates from “the real world”