Wednesday, May 15, 2013


My heart is in Italy but I don't know where my future is.

Tuesday, January 20, 2009


No, sto pensando che
non ritornano
sto pensando che
che sei poi ci riprovo
lo so che non è più lo stesso
me lo chiedo da un po’
quei momenti con te
se ritornano le parole con te
se ne vale la pena oppure vorrei più fortuna

e per ogni giorno
mi prendo un ricordo che tengo nascosto lontano dal tempo
insieme agli sguardi veloci momenti che tengo per me
e se ti fermassi soltanto un momento
potresti capire davvero che e questo che cerco di dirti da circa una vita
lo tengo per me

SEI PARTE DI ME!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!1

Thursday, October 16, 2008

The police in SoCal

The police here in San Diego are so relaxed. There are no miles per hour signs on the road and every is a ''california stop offender.'' (I don't even know the speed limit here.) Only once a month I actually see someone pulled over. When I actually do see someone pulled over, I wonder what horrible driving offense they made!
Then this week, it was my turn. I was in LA and the flow of traffic was about 10 miles per hour on the 10, which is typical. I passed Mr. Policeman and he noticed my lack of seatbelt. I got a $150 ticket. UGH! This is my second no seat belt ticket. I am just really bad at wearing my seat belt.

Monday, June 30, 2008

Mission Calls

A friend of mine recently got her mission call to Tokyo Japan. They filmed her opening her call and then posted it on As I was searching for this on, I found tons of other videos of people opening thier calls. I loved watching these! I must of watched these for atleast a half hour. Here are my favorite two. (I tried to just upload these video so you could watch them on my profile but I can't figure it out, so sorry you have to follow the link.)

**The first is kind of long so I would just watch until right after he opens the call and starts to cry.

I love this video for so many reasons.

1.) I love the brother on this bluetooth trying to locate the dad for the opening of the call.
2.) I love how the brother turns on the music, which I think aids the spirit so much.
3.) I love how the prospective elder cries when as he reads the call.
4.) I love how there are so many people there to share the experience.

**This video is hilarious!. The family is eating dinner as the prospective elder opens his call. It is only a minute or so long.

Here are the things I think are so funny.

1.) The family is nonchalantly eating dinner while he opens his call.
2.) The brother in the background is not even phased as his brother opens his call. When he announces where he is called the brother does not even look up! He just keeps eating as nothing special has happened! I just could not believe it.
3.) The mom! She does not even stop eating to celebrate the call!

This last video was just so far from my experience. When I opened my call and saw I was going to Italy everyone in the room started screaming. We celebrated for the whole night. There was tons of laughter, smiles, and dancing. I was so beyond excited and so was my family! Thanks family!

Sunday, June 15, 2008

Vorrei che fosse amore, amore quello vero
la cosa che io sento e che mi fa pensare a te
vorrei poterti dire che t'amo da morire
perché e' soltanto questo che desideri da me
se c'e' una cosa al mondo che non ho avuto mai
e' tutto questo bene che mi dai
vorrei che fosse amore
ma proprio amore, amore la cosa che io sento per te

vorrei che fosse amore, amore quello vero
la cosa che tu senti e che ti fa pensare a me
vorrei sentirti dire che m'ami da morire
perché e' soltanto questo che io desidero da te
se c'e' una cosa al mondo che non ho avuto mai
e' tutto questo bene che mi dai
vorrei che fosse amore
ma proprio amore amore la cosa che io sento per te.

Thursday, May 15, 2008

My Third Place

There is a theory that says everyone has three main places to frequent: home, work and the third place.

My three places are all very fluid.

1.) Home. My home has changed three times in the last year. Ohio, Italy and California.

2.) Work. My work: Spanish Teacher, Supervisor at Verizon Wireless, Tennis Coach, Panera Bread, Mortgage Broker, Bob Evans, Tour Guide, English Teacher and now Kindergarden teacher.

3.) Third Place. I do have a third place independent of my location.

In Ohio my third place was Panera Bread off sawmill. On saturdays I would go there and order a diet coke and use thier wi-fi for hours at a time. I looked for many jobs at that Panera Bread.

In Italy, I had a few different third places depending on the season. During the summer months, my third place was il mare or the sea. I love the mediterrean sea. I would go to the sea at 7:00am for a morning swim. I would go back at 1:30pm, after lunch, until 7:00pm. The mediterrean sea may be as of this day, my biggest love (Certainly, the most faithful!). Then in the winter months, I took retreat into Angelo's bar. He would give me free hot milk in a glass with a free pastry everyday. (This must be how I gained 20 lbs during my time in Italy). I would read the La Repubblica every day. Then talk to the strangers who came in. There were so many ''regulars'' such as myself. Giacomo, Franco and Giovanni. These men were well over 55 years old. I had the best discussions with these guys. After about a month, I too was a regular. We talked about everything under the sun: politics, religion, the health of the pope and most importantly the men in my life (men because it was plural at the time).

In California, I can't decide where my third place would be. It is debatable. It could be any of the following: our heated pool, the internet, reading books, or hopefully soon with summer coming, the beach.

I have been looking back at the last year and realized that nothing in my life would be considered stable. I am craving stability the last six months. I am proud to say that I am taking major steps toward that. I am starting my masters program in the fall. I have decided to enroll with the University of Maryland (pending my acceptance). My first year and a half will be online. Then my last six months will be on campus. I am getting a Masters in Human Resources! I am so excited for this. I feel it will provide me with the stability I want and need. Plus, I think I am a great people person and love to work an office environment. I am now trying to determine where my home will be. I have narrowed it down to either NYC or DC. I am gong to visit both this summer to aid my decision process. As far as work goes, for the next two years that will only be determined by my location until I finish my masters.

Tuesday, April 15, 2008

Grant's wedding

Grant and Stephanie

My Dad and brother