Some say that travelers are running away from real life, that there is something wrong with being in love with living somewhere else.
I would argue that there are places that fit better than others–places that evoke emotions and ways of being.
Just like certain people draw out different sides of us, I believe that places do the same thing.
I’ve lived many different places, and each had a different feeling.
We just moved from San Francisco to Miami 3 months ago, and I have to say. There’s something in the Miami air that makes me feel more confident and authentic.
Not that Miami will be my home forever. Other European cities and countries have already captured my heart and spirit. Italy in particular makes me feel like the version of myself I love the most.
In Italy, I am extra outgoing. For the pure joy of speaking Italian, I will talk to old men, children, dogs, people collecting signatures…pretty much anyone that is willing to talk to me about anything! I am fashionable and chic. I always wear heels and great Italian outfits. Red lipstick–of course! And I am very confidence and bold. I don’t know what it is about Italy that makes me feel extra confident and comfortable with who I am. I march right into places and ask to speak to their manager about collaborating. I try new things. I ask questions. I go for what I want without a moment’s hesitation.