The journey begins…

And so the journey begins.

But first an aside:

The past couple weeks, well, really months have been dizzying. Like stomach-curdling, white-knuckling, riding-the-teacups kind of dizzy.


So many things have happened. Life-altering events. Game changers.

Goodness I’m being dramatic! I feel like I’m writing the script for the preview of one of those summer blockbusters… read in a deep dramatic voice.

Buying your first home. “Graduating” (as my brother terms it) from your first career. Going on the trip of a lifetime. These are by no means bad things…

But to be honest, I find that too much of a good thing can sometimes just be too much. At least that’s how it felt. And it doesn’t help that I suck at both change and goodbyes.


Needless to say in the whirl and roar of the rollercoaster I’ve had little time to process. Time flies and I’ve just tried to keep my seatbelt buckled and my arms and legs inside the car. I mean its all about “enjoying the ride” is it not?

So I’m very thankful for this time of travel. This time of discovery. Of getting lost in the new and the old. Some of it very old. To celebrate my past while exploring different avenues, both literal and figurative. To hear from the Lord.

And so it begins. The old has gone, the new has come. It’s here!

Thank you for being on this journey with me. Life is such a precious gift. Living it with each other makes it so much sweeter.


So next stop on the journey: Italy!

Namely, Florence and Tuscany…

Ryan and I are so blessed to travel with my mother and father-in-law on their first trip to Italy. It’s been a bucket-list trip for her and it’s a joy seeing first-hand, this dream come true.

It was quite the adventure getting here but we made it! But I think I’ve used up my word allotment for now.

Till the next post (which I promise will come…)

Ciao!!!

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3 thoughts on “The journey begins…

  1. Kari Anspach says:

    Love your first blog post- post PNB!! Looking forward to many more from your European adventure!! Looking forward to how Gid will direct your steps and thoughts! Love you honey and do proud of the woman you are!!

  2. alliematteotravels says:

    Good luck on your trip! We have traveled it up and down (we live in Florida but Matteo is from Italy) and we loved Tuscany! While in Florence do a day trip to the Tuscan countryside. If you want any tips while you are there don’t hesitate to ask or check out our pics on our travel blog pages dedicated to Italy!
    Take lots of pictures!
    Alliematteotravels.com
    Have Fun!

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