Tired of Doing Hard Things, Adult-Onset Food Allergies and Drive-By Motorino Conversations

Tired of Doing Hard Things, Adult-Onset Food Allergies and Drive-By Motorino Conversations

I’m listening to Taylor Swift tonight. She’s my safe place. And yes, I did just yell out the bridge to Illicit Affairs. Don’t act like you don’t know the one. “DON’T CALL ME KID, DON’T CALL ME BABY. LOOK AT THIS GODFORSAKEN MESS THAT YOU MADE ME.” Yeah, that one. Damnit, she’s good.  I need [...]

No Can’ts No Won’ts No Nevers and Other Lies I Thought Were Gospel When I was Young

No Can’ts No Won’ts No Nevers and Other Lies I Thought Were Gospel When I was Young

I started writing this at 4:18am because it was about 40 degrees in Florence and I couldn't sleep. And what do you do when you can't sleep? You remember that weird period of your life when you were a gymnast and would spend more time walking on your hands than on your feet. When I [...]

An Introvert’s Guide to Living in Italy | Tips for Avoiding Human Interaction

An Introvert’s Guide to Living in Italy | Tips for Avoiding Human Interaction

I know it might seem like I'm a social butterfly because I talk to my phone sometimes in my Instagram stories, but in the flesh, I'm a little weird. Not like WEIRD WEIRD, just a little introverted. I've always been this way. I love humanity and I love meeting people, but it needs to be [...]

Pope Francis Loves The Gays And I Love Pope Francis

Pope Francis Loves The Gays And I Love Pope Francis

I know a lot of us expats post beautiful pictures on our Instagram grids about how much we lOoOoOoove Italy and we would probably lick the dirty cobblestone in our flowery dresses and espadrilles and ROLL AROUND NAKED IN FRESH GNOCCHI if Covid wasn’t heavily floating around the country, but the truth is, Italy has a lot of work to do.