Even if, as we are told everyday by politicians and scientists through all medias, Coronavirus is not over and we should keep being careful and observe social distancing, it’s safe to say that the worst is behind us. More or less, it’s been a 3 month-long roller coaster, which has drained us physically and emotionally, … Continue reading What Covid-19 has taught me: 5 lessons
What about all the narrative revolving around us living in a globalized world? What about the free circulation of people and not only of goods which made it possible if not normal to make friends and establish relationships abroad, broadening our horizons? What about the discourse telling us we’re citizens of the world? Nobody seems to think about that now.
I am writing sitting on my sofa, outside it’s a sunny, bright and cold day. It’s the third week of my quarantine: I rarely go out, just to throw out the rubbish. I won’t be talking about politics nor about the practical impact of this global crisis. Instead, I will be talking about how I am living these days.
The longest time I have been forced to stay at home was 2 years and a half ago, when after graduating and spending a memorable summer, I found out having contracted mononucleosis. I have clear memories of those never-ending and painful 3 weeks. I alternated boredom to depression to fatigue and pain. Not being able … Continue reading Italy stops. Will we?
Travelling isn't always easy. Living abroad can sometimes be exhausting and hard and make you realize many things about yourself that you didn't know. I have been living in the Netherlands now for more than a year. The longest journey of my life, in terms of length but also of emotional growth.I share with you some of the life lessons I learnt through this long and hard period.
The two biggest differences between Italy and the Netherlands and the hardest ones to adapt to are definitely the weather and people. Thinking about these two dimensions, I believe they are tightly linked and interdependent. In this blog post, I'll try to explain why.
Two years ago, when I terminated my bachelor degree in translation and interpreting I was sure I was going to be an interpreter. But things didn't exactly go as I expected....
“The limits of my language mean the limits of my world” Ludwig Wittgenstein Have you ever come across a word in your language that doesn’t seem to have a direct translation in the others? Thanks to the Internet, it’s possible to find hundreds of them and it’s very interesting and entertaining to browse through them. … Continue reading The untranslatable words you need to know to live a better life
Dear international friends, this blog post is in Italian as some of my friends asked me why i was writing my blog in English and I wanted to give them an answer. Keep on following me though; my next posts will mainly be in English
Disclaimer: this could be a quite philosophical article, so, if you’re not in the mood for some abstract thoughts, skip it. But if you’re looking for a way to address anxiety and stress, keep on reading. I’ll share with you two totally free and simple strategies I use myself whenever I feel bad for some … Continue reading Walking and writing: the perfect recipe to calm the soul