“Italy is a dream that keeps returning for the rest of your life.” — Anna Akhmatova
What have I been doing in the last few weeks since I haven’t been blogging, you ask? Well, let me tell you:
1. I’ve been working on other writing projects for Panoram Italia Magazine.
2. I’ve been finishing up the first part of the Teaching English as a Second Language course that I’ve enrolled in, in hopes that it’ll give my career a bit of a boost. (If you’re wondering why my career needs boosting, click here to read the post about how I got kindly ousted from my most recent lavoro).
3. I’ve been looking for a job. Need to feed my salvadanaio (piggy bank).
4. And last but not least, I’ve been trying to find a way to get back to Italy. Obviously.
So how did I do? Sono riuscita. I succeeded. In all of it.
Articles to be published in April? Check.
Part 1 of TESL course passed? Check.
Found a job? Check.
Found a job that is interesting to me? Check.
Found a job that is interesting to me and pays me to go to Italy? Check, Check, Check!
Needless to say, I’m pretty happy with the way life is going right now. I’ve still got a bit of time (73 days, but who’s counting?!) before I leave again for bella Italia but the fact that I know I’m going placates my Italylust just a little bit.
So what is this lavoro dei sogni (dream job) that I’ve landed?
I’m going to be the Program Manager for a study abroad program to Italy. Bello, no? (Nice, eh?) Now, I’m sure it won’t all be Prosecco and la dolce vita – I will be working, you know – but it’ll be a great experience all the same.
I’m sure this next sojourn in Italy will provide me with much more fodder for Not Just Another “Dolce Vita”, and I’ll be sure to chronicle the best of my (mis)adventures for you right here!