Preparazione – (Italian) Preparation
Waking up early in the morning and feeling as though your life is so very boring is really not a great thing to wake up to. As someone whose main purpose in life at that very moment was to go to work and then go home again, I had that feeling. Yes, I loved my work, I didn't feel that it was just a job to pay the bills. I did genuinely enjoy it. However, I laid there and thought work was about the most exciting part of my life, and that made me feel quite sad.
There I was, 30 years old, single, no kids, pet free, reasonably solvent (slight addiction to expensive beauty products) and I was doing absolutely nothing with my time. I felt like I was wasting it. I felt a bit sorry for myself, something I detest as I really have no reason to, and I thought nothing exciting was going to happen for me. Ever.
Almost all of my friends, and now my Sister (thanks Charlotte for taking the pressure off of me to produce a Grandchild!) were having children and/or getting engaged, married, buying houses, getting a dog.... you know, all of those live changing things, and I wasn't doing anything! I was the friend who was always told, "aww, there's plenty of time". I was the friend who let other non-single friends have a go on my Tinder so they could have a laugh at the sad world of 2017 dating. I was the friend who always congratulated other people on their amazing news or life changing announcements. I'm not bitter about that, far from it. I am so so happy for each and every one of the people I am thinking of in this moment. It's their lives and their own wonderful adventures. But I wanted my own!
So laying in bed that particular morning, it was then that I started preparing for this next part of my life....
... and today, 4 months later, I flew out to Italy... to live.....