la mia vita avventurosa

So I’ve had a little secret, and it’s time I share it.

There are times in life where you are presented with a forked road.

That moment in life where you know, depending on the path you choose, it will alter the course of your life FOREVER.

There is the safe path–a path where you pretty much know the direction the current will take you.  And then there is the path of the unknown–potentially packaged with a little anxiety, yet it has the potential to reap the biggest personal rewards.  And this time, my family has chosen the path of the unknown.  Let’s face it, I believe the path of the unknown can bring about some of your largest personal growth and most amazing life experiences.

We were presented an amazing opportunity that we just couldn’t say no to.  And let’s face it, I want to EXPERIENCE life!

Drumroll please………….(go ahead, tap your fingers on the table, you know you want to)…………….

This summer, we will be moving to Italy for 3 years!

We feel incredibly blessed to be given this opportunity, and I can’t wait to embrace the culture, the people, everything that living in Europe has to offer…and let’s face it, THE FOOD!  We are in the midst of selling our boat, selling our vehicles, shipping our household goods, packing our suitcases, and we will jump on a plane this summer!  We are flying over with just our suitcases, our cat, and each other…with no address to our name.  We will stay at a hotel until we find our perfect little place.  Let’s face it, that’s half of the adventure, yes?!  We will be living in Northern Italy…right in between Verona and Venice, 30-40 minutes from each.  Vicenza will be home.  And we plan to travel until we have no more room for passport stamps!

So make sure you follow my Facebook Page to follow my latest blog posts because I want to take you all on this journey with me!!  I have full intention of pedaling my bike to nearby cafes and blogging my little heart out to you all!

On the business side of things, I will continue to fly back to the States while living abroad to photograph all you Smart Girls that are graduating on a VERY LIMITED basis!  I plan to take this time to travel, write, and blog.  So Class of 2014, email me if you want to get your city on my travel plans for my Smart Girl Intensive!  My Smart Girl Intensive isn’t just about your senior pictures…it’s a whole day worth of fun and discovering ways to embrace your true beauty with your senior pictures as the grand finale at the end of the day!

SO.  It’s time for me to go organize some more closets, pull items for donations, and get ready for this move!  Until then, get ready…because you’re coming on this little adventure with me! 😉

Stay Fearless,

M O N T H L Y   G O S S I P   C O L U M N