First post!

So, this is my very first post in my new blog. In T minus 5 months, I’ll be departing on a trip of a lifetime. It’s a trip I wanted to do oh, maybe 20 years ago when I graduated from high school, but never had the money, discipline or courage to do it then. What better time to do it than the year I turn 40? I’m more fearless, confident and financially able. The complete opposite of the me I was when I was 18. I was so shy back then that it was tough to get me to speak to strangers in ENGLISH, let alone trying to navigate Europe and the many languages it entails. I find that the older I get, the less I care if I make an ass of myself. And I can guarantee, I will do so… I’m sure I will have to get creative with hand gestures, as I’m pretty useless with foreign languages. I have my high school French, and that’s not saying much. Every day will be a challenge, I’m sure, but I’m used to that. I’ve had my own business for 15 years so I’ve been challenged on a daily basis for some time now! I’m leaving my business at the end of the year, so this trip will also be a voyage of discovery in terms of trying to figure out what I want to do with the rest of my life. Wish me luck!

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3 Responses to First post!

  1. bokama March 6, 2011 at 9:36 pm #

    We think it would be great to follow your way through Europa.
    Karin and Manfred

  2. L March 25, 2011 at 7:33 pm #

    Hi Andrea – I’ve seen your posts on CF. Best of luck with the Grand Adventure! We are embarked on our Italian adventure since last September, but waited for early retirement to chase the dream. Well done you for getting on the case sooner!

  3. Andrea March 26, 2011 at 1:02 am #

    Where in Italy are you? Any suggestions of must see’s?

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