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
They say that “home” is a feeling and that home is wherever your heart is. And they couldn’t be more right. Personally, I think that this is one of the best feelings in the world, as it results from a mix of positive emotions such as happiness, comfort, love, acceptance, welcoming, simplicity and many more.
After having lived abroad for 3 years, always sharing a house with different people from different cultures, I started noticing some different patterns in behaviour. And that’s quite obvious, you’ll tell me. But there’s something that often go unnoticed: I am talking about the cultural rules regulating conversations.
Few weeks ago, I came across this video from Ted Talks that finally gave a name to this feeling I very often have. So I discovered that I am part of the team: master procrastinators.