Ciao from Firenze! I’ve been here for four days and it is just as incredible as I remember. The first few days were easy; I did a lot of writing and wandering, and a lot of talking as I met people in my hostel and around town. I looked at an apartment last night, and loved it the moment I saw it, but of course you never want to say that, do you? You never want to beg someone to let you rent the space. So I told the girl that I would think about it and get back to her by Friday, and I left. As a big believer in signs, I lifted my phone and opened all my music, over 2100 songs.
“Okay Universe,” I said, “what do you think about the apartment?” Then I hit shuffle and started laughing like an idiot.
The song was “Life in Color” by OneRepublic, which would have been a good enough choice by itself, but it was also the exact song that had been playing as I approached the apartment. As far as I’m concerned, that’s the Universe making itself luminously clear.
Now that I can check “Find an apartment” off my list of things to accomplish, I’m sure that finding a job and applying for residency will be just as easy! Yeah, I don’t have high hopes for either of those things. Or rather, let’s say that I have realistic hopes about my chances. One step at a time, right? I still have a lot of things to figure out, but this has been a good beginning. A little rough, a lot of crazy, but good and strong nonetheless.
So raise your coffee cups high, because I’d like to propose a toast: Here’s to good times, great people, and better posts.