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Why Hello There…

Why Hello There…

If you had told me a year ago that I would be living in a farm house in Montefino, Italy for almost three months while freelancing for three clients and being able to travel, I would never have believed you, yet that is exactly where I am. I wish I had started this blog a bit earlier in my journey so that I could have posts about the preparation, the stress and the excitement but I didn’t and there’s no time like the present.

I am writing this after I’ve already written a few posts that are just waiting to be uploaded and I am scared and excited. I think my About Me explains what I hope this blog will do for me and what you can expect from it so if that’s what you are looking for then make sure to check it out.

Right now this post is going to appear on a half-finished website that I, with a bit of help from Sean will be working on over the next few weeks but hey, it’s a start! I just wanted to get Arms Wide Open going and document this journey. Sometimes what I post will be shit and pointless. Other times it will be a little personal and might make some of you uncomfortable with what I am saying but, I’m also hoping that sometimes I’ll post something really fucking fantastic that I hope is witty, has good insight and might maybe even inspire you to get out of your comfort zone or at least let you know where you can find to get a really great pizza.

I am not striving for perfection with this blog. I am striving to create an online journal that documents this journey. The good and the bad of it. Not every picture I post will be aesthetically pleasing or perfect. Not every post will have perfect grammar or make sense… Some might just be inner ramblings  and who knows they might even have gem in them or might not…  That is not my goal. I repeat, perfection is not my goal.  Down the line, maybe that will be THE goal but, I want to be honest as possible with this blog. Sometimes things will seem perfect (but that’s social media for you) and other time’s you might be a little concerned about me and sometimes I might need your help in pushing me, helping me figure out what to do or where to go because as you learned in my About Me that can be hard for me to do.

I hope to create a balance of “perfection” and “real life” with this blog. I have no idea where this will go or what will happen. Who knows, maybe down the line the theme and purpose completely changes but I hope either way you follow me on this journey. It might not always be exciting but at least you will know it is very real.

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10 thoughts on “Why Hello There…”

  • Congratulations on launching a blog & welcome to the blogverse! Montefino looks beautiful, is it by Northern Italy? I’m looking forward to seeing pictures & your journey 🙂

    • It is about 3-hour drive from Rome towards to East side of Italy if you want to be technical but Southern Italy mode widely known :))) And yes, expect plenty of images!

  • Thanks for being unabashedly honest. 🙂 I’m glad you’re taking the leap with your blog and posting even though it’s not going to be perfection every time, because that’s the truth! We’re never going to be completely ready to start something… But if we never put ourselves there, we’ll never start, and that would be even worse. Your blog’s a work in progress; so is mine. As long as you feel proud of your own work, you don’t need to please anyone else. 🙂 Stay genuine, and your blog will be gold.

  • I started my blow only a few months ago as I started travelling, and I gotta say it has been a roller coaster of emotions! Like everyone, I would love for it to be successful, but I’m always doubtful of what I write.
    I wish you the best in your blogging career….and yes, I’m absolutely jealous about the living in Italy part 😉

    • That is the hardest thing isn’t it… Doubt but just have to remind ourselves to push on through. And best of luck to you too. If you ever need any tips for Italy don’t hesitate to ask! xx

    • Thank you! Italy is incredible and I hope you do make it to Italy one day and WHEN you do I hope you consider the Abruzzo region. It’s under the radar to non-Italians and it’s such a shame. Great food, lots to do and plenty of breathtaking views.

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