An explanation: part one

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

The power of introverts

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

Updates from “the real world”

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”

Do you remember?

Ciao! There's something about Jack Johnson. Whenever I listen to his music, it takes me back to simpler times. My older brother was the one who first introduced me to Jack's beachy style, and it made me feel so cool to be listening to the same music as him. That was in high school, when … Continue reading Do you remember?

Graduation goggles

Hello there! I'm finally on the cusp of graduating college, and for the first time ever, I'm striking out completely on my own. I even have a lease for my own apartment in Williamsburg and am starting grad school in a little over a month. However, I really don't want that to become my identity. I don't … Continue reading Graduation goggles

The beauty of a rainy day

Ciao! If any of you live in the Richmond area, you would know that after one beautiful sunny day on Sunday, we've had consistently grey, cloudy days. Some people hate this kind of weather. I'm not one of those people.   When it's warm and a little muggy, and there's a light rain, I couldn't be happier. … Continue reading The beauty of a rainy day

When senioritis strikes

Ciao! Lots of things have happened since I last blogged and I will attempt to organize them, as always, in a list: William and Mary A while ago I wrote a post about how I didn't get the Fulbright grant. Yes, it was sad. But I knew that God had something better for me, and … Continue reading When senioritis strikes