I guess I just need to start. Yes, this is my first post on what I hope to be an interesting blog about my life and “becoming Italian”. be COME italia is a name that we came up with meaning to “be Italian” and “like Italy”…meaning that you probably wouldn’t understand this if you didn’t speak Italian 😉
However, not to be a bearer of bad news, but I am not fluent in Italian…at least not yet. I am on a journey to become fluent in ‘la bella lingua’ (the beautiful language) and I understand more now than I ever did before. I will try and incorporate as much of my language learning into my posts as possible, but bear with me, the road ahead is not easy, but I do love a challenge!
I should share a bit more about myself as I know that some of you reading may know nothing and some may just think I’m a silly American girl obsessed with Spaghetti and Meatballs with an afternoon Gondola ride (note: Spaghetti and Meatballs does NOT exist in Italy and the Gondola, it’s about 80 Euro for a quick ride). I am a late twenty something, residing in New York City with my boyfriend, who happens to be full-blooded Italian. He’s from Genoa, a large city in the northwest coast of Italy, known for AMAZING pesto, focaccia and so much more.
I work full-time in media and was once upon a time in pageants (what some of you may already know about me), but that is not who I am. I am free-spirited, love trying new things, always a traveler and a believer that love should be in the center of all things that I do. My home is Maine and I associate well with a simple, small town lifestyle even though my birthplace is Florida. I love the outdoors, have a newly found passion for cooking (still a work in progress), and I wish that I could have a pet penguin.
I look forward to sharing my experiences, learnings and everyday life as I explore be COME italia. Andiamo! (Let’s go)