• On a Personal Note

    18 Things 2018 Taught Me

    Hello, old friend! Buona domenica, and buon 2019 🙂 I can’t believe it’s been 2+ months since I last posted something on here, but it’s a new year and I vow to be more consistent with my blog. So, my…

  • On a Personal Note

    Identity Crisis

    “Where are you from?” “How did you learn to speak Italian?” “What’s your story?” “So, are you American or Italian?!” These are some of the questions I’m faced with often here, but I honestly don’t mind answering them. My response…

  • On a Personal Note

    You Are an Immigrant

    You are an immigrant. You pondered it for a while. You packed your life in a couple of suitcases. You kissed your loved ones goodbye. You left your homeland. Then, You arrived in the States by boat, plane or foot.…

  • On a Personal Note

    Why I Moved

    I was 17 when the thought of moving to Italy first crossed my mind. It was August of 2008, and I had just spent three wonderful weeks on vacation traveling the boot with my family—stopping briefly in Venice, then making…