A Love Note
A girl is still in her head.
I have written and re-written this essay for about a month now, and still, the right words evade me. I'm at a beautiful, yet complicated standstill in my personal evolution (aka, LIFE), and I am realizing that it's okay to take as much time as needed away from words.
Once, a doctor I know told me that writers tend to "be in their heads" more often than they'd like to admit. Back then, I found this funny and quietly complimented myself for not being that kind of writer. The foolery — naivety does not discriminate, and thus I am going on two months of being in my head.
What does this all mean?
It just means that I’m having a very difficult time expressing my thoughts and feelings, being around humans, or processing challenging decisions — a great hindrance for the profession, and this newsletter. Alas, all is not lost and in due time, I shall be back to entertain you.
I did however want you to know that I went back to the US to see my family and spend some time on the west coast, where I fell in love with the Yosemite forest. The experience that I had driving and hiking alone for hours is still fresh on my skin. It’s possibly the very first time in my life that I have felt completely free, completely quiet, and completely scared — in a good way. More on that in another essay…
California is going to be a second home, after Torino and I'm quite open to all possibilities. There is so much to share and I hoping to do so with you, at the right time. For now, I'm not going to do a lot of personal storytelling — I need a few more days to get my head back in the game. Until I do, I hope you'll still hang around for recipes, interviews, and some cool photographic accounts of life in Italy.
Give a girl a little time, and she'll be back up and running.