I'm on a mission to learn Italian, and my blog is where I'm recording my trials and tribulations for my own personal research interest, and I hope to inspire others who are learning Italian along the way (we're all in this together!). I had a long list of Italian goals for the Clear the List ... Read More about In January I studied French?!?!
There's a reason it's called our mother tongue, or madrelingua. When we are removed from the familiarity of our homeland, our mother tongue gives us the comfort of home. It's the only thing that doesn't take up any luggage space that we can take with us wherever we go. I'm in the process of ... Read More about Meeting my younger self in Orvieto: thoughts on language & identity
I've been sifting through boxes in my closet and finding old treasures, like postcards from all my travels abroad, and even a journal that my Italian teacher had us keep during my semester abroad in Torino. I can't believe that exactly 12 years ago this month I hopped on a plane to Torino. I thought ... Read More about 12 years later: reflecting on my semester abroad in Turin, Italy
Miracle shall follow miracle, and wonders shall never cease. -Florence Scovel Shinn I first saw these words on a Christmas card in the gift section when I worked at REI (which by the way, is one of the best companies I've ever worked for). These words moved me so profoundly, that it lead me to ... Read More about Freedom: My word of 2017