There’s an Italian phrase that one often hears “piano, piano” and this means “slowly, slowly” however “slow down and take a breath“ would be an appropiate paraphrase. Such a good phrase to describe the Italian lifestyle!
Having spent most of my life in a stressful job, always on the go and usually in a rush I feel that it’s time to enjoy the moment. As we get older, time seems to go faster and we realize that time is not endless and thus each moment is precious!
I want to live in Italy because Italians believe that less is more and that’s totally in line with how I roll. I sometime feel the United States has become the land of over indulging. You certainly will never see an option to supersize a gelato in Italia, lol!
I want to explore Poland, where my Grandfather was born as well as Croatia, Switzerland and Romania as traveling within Europe is relatively inexpensive. Great system of trains and you can fly to most cities in Europe for $100 – $150!
And then there’s the food, which is awesome and much more than just pizza and pasta. Food is generally fresher, less processed than in the U.S. and I would be remiss if I did not mention the wine 🍷! Did I mention the 🍷🍷🍷🍷!
And finally, I want to write and then write some more. What an inspiring environment to knock out a novel or two, whether I find myself in Tuscany, Amalfi or perhaps on an overnight ferry from Bari to a Greek Island!