So one of the questions I have gotten about my pending trip to Italy is "Are you going to learn Italian?" Clearly those people don't know me very well. Not only am I going to learn Italian, I have already started. For the last couple weeks I have done at least one hour a day on DuoLingo.com.
I actually move through life generally feeling very uninspired. I see people all around me with this one singular burning passion and wonder, why not me? I always feel pulled in so many directions. Somewhat unsurprisingly, when I considered the actual inspirations I recognize around me, they come in the form of several different people, all doing different things, all inspiring me in different ways.
So I mentioned to one or two people that I felt a little weird that everything was going so smoothly. I was getting support from the boyfriend, the parents, the boss. It just seemed like things were working out too perfectly. And life isn't perfect!
I received some huge news last Monday (April 22). I shared it with a short list of key people in my life right after, and then over the course of the week with some select friends and contacts. On Thursday, I made the public announcement at Kingston Beta, that I had been selected to participate in the TechPeaks People Accelerator in Italy.