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Beautiful Venice 

Work life is keeping me busy right now, and it looks like it might be another couple days until I find time to write in detail. It’s a struggle each writer faces when it comes to the delicate balance of reading, writing, paying proper homage to all the other wonderful blogs, and to commenting. Each has a special place that sometimes falls to the wayside when held hostage next to a full time job. “Haste makes waste” I once heard someone say and it’s true. You could rush a good thing by putting less substantial content out for the sake of posting, but it will lack depths and magic. Life is fast enough and today I take a moment to sprinkle some fairy-dust your way to help you slow down. To steal an hour here and there, and to do something magical to nourish your soul. You’ll be amazed how good it feels.

I leave you with a picture that I took in Venice. Venice is such a place, it oozes magic and is amongst one of my favorite places on earth. It gets busy, but it’s magical if you get past the crowds. I’m lucky to have visited three times so far, and the off season away from the heavily dominated tourist schedule, was definitely the best time to explore this gem. The old world, romantic charm stole a piece of my heart and I can’t wait to return and once again indulge in the European lifestyle that slows everything down, speaks to my soul and catches my wanderlust.

Have a great weekend everybody, see you soon.

Xoxoxoxo ❤️



I'm a dreamer and hopeless romantic who believes that there is always a silver lining to everything. Now, inspired by the simple life, I have learned that less is more and that we find magic all around us if we take the time to notice. Life is a journey and a process that is ever changing. We are constantly evolving in the matter of who we are as we align our stars and shed a past no longer in line with our highest self. I don't easily fit conventional norms, not because I'm a rebel, but because of resenting the pull that threatens to take me away from my true beliefs and my unique personal identity. I support the power of "Choice" and the ability for us to be the architects of our own lives. Some of these choices should have something a little wild about them as they form the moments that forever stay edged in our memory and make our hearts beat with wonder. Nobody will remember the ordinary. For myself, I'm a warrior who has fallen many times, who has gone through trails an tribulations and who is no stranger to adversity. After all, my choice remains clear, to get back up and stand stronger than ever. To recognize that it often takes our darkest moments to mold us into who we were meant to be. I have learned to trust the process and stay positive through the challenges. I trust it to be the only way to prevent my heart from hardening and allowing bitterness to creep in. I believe in the power of "NOW" as it is the only moment we truly ever have. The past is gone, unchangeable and the future hasn't happened yet. All we can impact is the current moment. Everything starts with a choice and hopefully with one that has something wild about it and may even scare you to death to execute. DO IT...I promise you won't regret it. This blog is my voice to share my Journey. If I could describe this adventure in short, I would call it "Spiritual awakening" with a yearning for "Freedom" and going after the things that truly matter. To seek a less complicated life that is stripped down from the many obligations and responsibilities that often tie us down. For me it is a life free of rules and regulations, one that allows me to escape the must expectations while jumping off the hamster wheel that is spinning faster all the time. To be on my own time and live each day to the fullest, to make it all slow down by banishing routine and unleashing my creativity/artistic values in an effort to entertain whatever subject comes to mind. And if lucky, to perhaps offer a different view to my readers, one that speaks to your soul vs. the demands of what society might expect. It is one that empowers you to be your unique self and follow the beat of your own drum. I am dreaming big as I trail blaze the path to a new life and becoming a storyteller. I find my inspiration in the little things in life, in Mother Nature and on the trail that provides the adventures and the backdrop for a book someday. My hope is to inspire "Courage" in others who might find themselves on the brink of taking that first step. This blog serves as a foundation for my collection of personal thoughts, opinions and experiences and by no means am I an expert on any topics mentioned. To my readers I would say that the universe connects us by a common thread, we all search and we all have something to say. We don't always have to meet in person to share a strong bond and people enter our path for a reason. Some stay for a short time and serve their purpose, while others teach us a lesson and help us become stronger through experience. And a few special ones remain as the treasures we hold dear over a lifetime and touch our hearts beyond means. In whatever way we are meant to be, I thank you for crossing my path and for stopping by. I hope that I have left you inspired, full of wonder and with a few "Wild Choices" to make....Hugs XO

28 thoughts on “Beautiful Venice 

  1. Such a beautiful photograph.-… I could not avoid thinking of Thomas Mann´s book “Death in Venice”, which has always been a favorite reading to me!…. happy writing… and weekend to you! … Best wishes. Aquileana 😀

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    1. Awe thank you so much Patty for your kind words. You always make me feel special and that what I have to share matters. 😉. I hope you see Venice some day, I just love it.
      And thanks for liking the pictures, photography has always been a hobby and I love the creative aspect and capturing the moment.

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  2. Venice… oh Venice… I have to tell you, I like Venice, but I hate the touristic part of it eheh… It’s so crowded on certain days of the year… But, but… it’s amazing and I love the super narrowed roads, the hidden streets, and the water being everywhere.

    I love the say “haste make waste”, I didn’t know that, and I totaly agree with it. For writing is so true, it’s much better to take a step back and go simple while not having time, because otherwise the best you can obtain is losing grip with the emotions that lays behind your style and write maybe a good piece, but with less soul.

    I wish you a fast (this one yes) going back to normal speed life and with a great hug I wish you a great day!!! 😉

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    1. Thank you Luca, you once again speak words after my in heart. I’m glad you learned a new phrase and I truly believe that if we rush through, we don’t create the best work we could.
      And as far as Venice, I’m sure the tourism takes away from truly enjoying this amazing place and for myself I do t like having to fight the crowds either.
      It’s strange because as much as I love people and hope to make a difference for them, I also seek solitude to recharge my batteries on my days off and love the silence haha.

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      1. Totally true! Burn out is the worse fit the helper as it can change even the ability itself to help. People think as a good psychologist I am immune to this, but that’s so wrong. In fact I came so close to a burn out 5 years ago that I myself had to find help to not becoming insensitive to others.

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      2. Oops I wasn’t done before this sent but I think it is the reason and I think it takes somebody special to not harden up and distance themselves. I had similar experiences and a painful reminder walked into my work last week. And another (her friend) even requested me as a friend on Facebook. And while I have forgiven I will never forgot and have no interest in reopening the wounds and still, despite of all I still choose wanting to help people.

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      3. Noooo you did right of that is your feeling. Old scars can be touched and learnt from, but as wound pain can corrupt the learning process. Sometimes time is the best healer even if we’d like to be that good that we hope we have control on how we heal. And one day we feel it’s ok. It can just hurt again on rainy days but it will be only memory, and a good soul for new roots to grow. 😊

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