Happy, Happy Monday, Everyone!
I am baaaaack!!! Did you miss me?!? ;)
I can't begin to tell you what a wonderful and exciting experience my time in Italy was! I even picked up some of the language, while trying to speak it daily and via quizzing each other!
As I sit in my Manhattan apartment, typing a blog post for the first time in a while, and look back on this year so far, I can honestly say that for the first time in my life, I think things, on all fronts, are falling into place, and I'm feeling what genuine happiness truly is...gradually, and in its own time, which is common for me.
To my surprise, what I thought true happiness was prior, I now clearly see was not to its fullest potential, and am so glad I have now had a taste of what that is and can be on each front!
It has been a slow process for me, but through the patience, understanding and support of my incredible family and wonderful friends, I think I have begun to find my way and new direction. All of which, is providing a sense of security, in a newfound way, that also brings the feeling of accomplishment that I've been striving for since graduating college, many years ago!
I'm truly excited for all that is ahead, and things are looking and shining pretty bright! ★
This year alone, I've seen the truth behind the theory that people come into your life at times when you aren't looking, and how, sometimes, you fall into things in life that are unplanned, but those times often bring the best, unexpected surprises!
Before I left for Europe, I shared with some people that I was trying to live more in the moments instead of by a plan because plans, ironically, often don't go as planned.
So, I'll leave you with the inspiring words for living a good life that Gianni, an older, local man, whom I met in Rome, shared with me and wrote down, before I left. They happen to be in line with how I've been trying to live and all I've discovered recently...
- Words by Gianni (an older, local man I met in Rome)