Earlier this year I talked about putting on my Big Girl Pants in regards to having to do better at planning for retirement. I also talked about how Italy as always, just keeps tugging at my heart and soul. I knew I just had to go back, but would I be able to? Well, lo … Continue reading The Stars Align
Recently I came to the realization that I had to put my 'big girl pants' on. It was time I started being more of a grown up. I'm talking about, retirement. It is not that far away and I am not ready financially. I waited way too long to get serious about saving money. I'm … Continue reading Growing Up Is Hard To Do
8 Days. In just 8 days I will be on my way to Roma, Italy. I am having a difficult time believing it is actually happening. I mean, after all these years, is it really and truly almost time to leave? Although the dream was of course, to visit Venice, that will be in 16 days. Ah... yes, Venice you know you are a Temptress!
Monday Sept. 28, 2015 It is another gorgeous day and if the weather report on my phone is to be believed, it will be all week. This morning, I am off to the Rialto Market in hopes of buying something and actually cooking. I got to the Ca' Rezzonico stop just as the last few … Continue reading Wandering Around Venice
It seems with every few feet I walk, Venice opens herself up to me. She becomes more beautiful at every turn. You might think you are seeing her at her best, but you are not. Oh don't get me wrong, she doesn't have a bad side, but just take a few more steps and what … Continue reading Missing Venice
AN UPDATE TO POSTPONING ITALY FOR 2016 In April I started to think I'd made a mistake in cancelling my trip to Italy. I was still well ahead of schedule in therapy, the doctor and therapist were amazed at how well I was doing and how quickly. So well, that my therapist and I did … Continue reading Update to postponing the trip
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After much consideration, and a little soul searching, I came to the decision to put off my trip to Italy this year. I feel that it is the best course of action for me at this time. It wasn't an easy decision by any means. And yet? I felt OK with my decision. Too OK … Continue reading Italia, I Will See You Again
I have but 2 days left in Venezia. It has gone by much too quickly. I can feel that she is beckoning me, 'Stay. Don't go Rae.' I know that she has much more to show me. But alas, reality comes slamming back into view and I have to return to work. If … Continue reading Venice The Final Days
Sunday Sept 27, 2015 It's a beautiful, sunny day as I throw open all of the windows in my room, open my arms wide and exclaim, 'Buongiorno Venezia!' ala Katherine Hepburn. Exactly as I had dreamed of doing for so very long. As I gaze down the canal what do I see? What is … Continue reading The Dream Continues in Venice