I have a new daily ritual. Well, maybe every other day.
There is an epic walk that takes you slightly off the hilltop village where we live in Italy, and it goes around the whole hilltop. I completed it for the first time yesterday, and it took me seventy minutes for the three miles.
It’s a dream come true for me. I love to walk, and I love trees. And the majority of this walk puts me on paths where I’m surrounded by trees, nature, colors, birds chirping, and views that make my eyes mist.
With limited options for getting out of the apartment (because of COVID), this is pure blessing.
I warred in my mind on whether to listen to inspiring music while I walked, my audible love story that is soooo good, or just nothing.
In the end, I did all three.
With every step, I felt gratitude for living here. That my family made this choice to embark on an epic adventure. That life is what you make it, so dream big.
Exciting news for us. We were featured on CNN recently about our dual citizenship. As a result, a women in our town reached out to me after seeing it. She’s an American who had lived here for a few years, and she’s married to an Italian. Now we have more friends here! We haven’t met in person yet but we plan to take a socially distanced walk tomorrow. We can’t wait to meet them!