Before leaving to Sicily, I really had no idea that I could actually take this kind of trip. I wasn't sure if my body could handle it, if I could handle being away from home this long.
Between the fibromyalgia, chronic back pain, and other health issues plus a hernia that recently became much bigger and more uncomfortable, I really didn't think I could do it.
My body though is holding up very well. I have the usual aches and pains but nothing that I can't handle. I even made it through a very physically brutal week in Rome.
Now that I'm here I am so grateful I took the chance.
I am so happy I planned for 43 days here. Today is day 18 and I feel like I have lived many lives since arriving here.
I traveled 4562 miles, to get here, I've visited gorgeous Sicilian towns, I spent 5 days in Rome and have painted 5 paintings so far. I'm with what I would call "family" and so I feel very held and safe. I am still pushing edges, going way beyond my comfort zone. I'm telling you this because I really want you to know that if there is something you want to do and you are just not sure how you will do it, start planning it anyway. Think about it, dream about it, write it down, say it out loud, get ready. You don't have to know how. If I made this happen, you can make whatever is in your heart happen.
Just believe and expect it to come into being and eventually it will.
I had no idea how I would do on the flight, how I would pay for this trip, how I would do here physically and emotionally. I could not wrap my brain around it. But the money has shown up when I needed it, I made it through that long flight and my body has truly held me in all this. It's really been such a gift.
I feel beyond grateful.
So back to Italy...it is just so beautiful here!!
Every door, window and alley dripping with beauty.
The food is amazing. The gelato is to die for.
The art, the sculptures, the architecture are out of this world.
If you are Facebook you may have seen my regular daily updates, video clips, and pics of my travels.
Here are some pics and highlights of my first two weeks here and my absolute favorite parts of the experience so far.
Thank you for being here!
The food is amaazing!!
A street in Siracusa, Sicily
I am so inspired!
These are my first two paintings, Viola and Porta de Sogni (sold)
My third painting Porta alla Speranza (available)
The art is stunning!
The sculptures are just dripping with beauty and emotion.
The buildings and structures are out of this world.
And I feel like a giggly school girl on the trip of a lifetime.