grow {crescere}

So, back in February I decided to add a habit (blogging every day) and subtract a habit (eating meat) in honor of Lent. Ever since that day I have been blogging away and eating nothing but veggies.


I have blogged a total of *zero* days since then. {Hangs head in shame.} How many Hail Mary’s do I have to say now?

I haven’t been entirely unsuccessful though, I didn’t really eat much meat except that one time my co-worker invited me over for steak and lobster….how do you say no to that?

I was going to delete that post so there was no record of my shortcomings, but my Lent attempt turned out to be quite a BRILLIANT April Fool’s day joke, if I do say so myself. It’s not for lack of trying though. I did *start* quite a few posts, but never got around to finishing them.

It’s spring, the season of re-birth, and another chance at blogging. If Lent wasn’t enough to kick myself into gear, maybe BlogHer’s NaBloPoMo will (it’s a blogging challenge to post every day in the month).

You know that saying, “If you want to do it you will, otherwise you’ll find an excuse?” I really want to do this. It’s time to GROW. That’s the theme for NaBloPoMo this month.

Grow = crescere in italiano. Like crescendo, a gradual increase in loudness. I like that. This month I’m going to grow my dreams until they are loud enough to be heard.

Life moves fast. Four a.m. morning calls are unwillingly my life at the moment, but I want to grow my passions. How do you make time for something you really want to do in the midst of everything you HAVE TO do? Some days I can’t even get the dishes done, or I sacrifice a workout for writing. This month I’m going to figure out how to exponentially increase my free time to write. When there’s a will there’s a way. (Pep talk to myself.)

You know how Albert Einstein, smart guy that he was, said that you’re insane if you keep repeating the same thing expecting different results? I need a new strategy. Last time I declared my goals to the World Wide Web, nobody was reading. This time I’m doing the same thing, but one crucial difference. I’m putting my name on BlogHer’s list that I’m participating in NaBloPoMo. Peer pressure.


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Ciao, I'm Kelly!

Welcome to my adventures in learning Italian, often while cooking authentic Italian recipes and wine tasting! I love discovering the traditional regional cuisine of Italy and trying to recreate those dishes when I'm back home in the US. I'm also on my way to becoming an Italian citizen through jure sanguinis (by ancestry).

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