…flying to Italia…soon come (part 2)

Well, the time is now!

I have my ticket for Italy for March through May 2012.  YAY – I’m so excited!I am so excited that I’m freaking myself out.  I am volunteering on an organic farm for the first month and then going to Rome for a month of language courses. (!!!!!)

I’ve had this goal on my list for a while now, but shifted it into high gear last September.  I wrote out my short term goals each day, twice a day since then.  I wrote them so often I can repeat them back to you verbatim with the dates that I have set in mind.  I have also skipped days where I didn’t write a thing.  However, a good friend of mine suggested that I add on to my goals the words “or better” — so for example, instead of stating “I am moving to a brand new stylish apartment by 10/24/12”, I would say that “I am moving to a brand new stylish apartment or better by 10/24/12″.  Or I could adjust it to “I am moving to a brand new stylish apartment by 10/24/12 or better” – depends on where I want the emphasis of “better” to be.  But forget all that — I’m going to be living in Italy for

>>>>> TWO WHOLE MONTHS! <<<<<<<

Now I know that might not sound extraordinary, but it is.  This is my dream deferred, left over from my college days — to study abroad for a short stint.  I am a full grown adult, comfortably in my 30’s, and well on my way to making life happen. I’m breaking the rules and recreating them as I go along. I’m scared sh*tless but pushing through the fear.  What am I doing?!?! I’m doing me.


11 thoughts on “…flying to Italia…soon come (part 2)

  1. Italy has been a dream of mine since Diane Lane’s Under the Tuscan Sun. I admire you and envy you for following your dream and admire you more for admitting your fear; that part is inspiring. I am interested to learn about the volunteering. Will you be able to write from there?

  2. That is awesome. We all defer our dreams. Some of us defer them to eternity so you are a step ahead of many. Cheers to your courage and the adventure you have before you. I look forward to hearing about your experience through your blogging. And, I am going to look into the links you provided in your previous comment.

  3. Thank you for checking out my blog! I just read of your plans to go to Italy for 2 months and I know that this will be a life changer for you! A girl after my own heart – Making life happen…I look forward to reading of your adventures!

  4. It would be a pleasure to meet you when you come to Rome-I would be more than happy to take you around the city! Thanks for stopping by my blog. I will echo the sentiments of others, i.e. that this experience will certainly change your life. 🙂

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