I don't believe it.
A lot has changed since my first day in Rome.
My big goal for this year is to continue to improve my Italian. It's getting better. Being back in class and meeting a friend for language exchange has helped a great deal.
My other goal (and quite difficult) is to not stress out so much about my career.
I'm going through some crazy work stuff back in L.A. It's like nothing is going right. It's very frustrating.
So much is out of my control. Once I send my script off, that's it. I have to wait, wait and wait.
Hopefully, I will hear some good news from Hollywood during the next few months. I must think positive or else I wouldn't be able to get anything done.
These last two years have been amazing. I think about how I was when I first arrived. I was in quite a state.
I was bitter, burnt out, broke, single, pessimistic, tired, heavier and full of negativity.
I'm still single and broke but everything else has changed...drastically. I don't know what the hell happened to me those ten years in L.A. I lost my foundation somehow.
Since the move overseas, I've reconnected with the things that are most important to me.
Five years ago I came to Italy for the first time. I wasn't an Italophile. I wasn't going crazy over coming to Rome. I was just happy to take a little vacation during one of the most stressful moments of my life. The months prior to my trip had sent me into a pretty bad downward spiral. I wasn't sure if I would snap back.
I know it sounds very Eat, Pray, Love but that little trip saved me and completely changed my life.