Hello 2021

I wish all of us for this new year what 2020 has taught us: to take care of ourselves, love ourselves and others, slow down. Let’s choose to overcome all difficulties by facing them, and we will be happy and victorious. β˜€οΈπŸ’ͺπŸ”₯πŸ’«πŸ₯‚

I wish you all a magic new year

Peaceful moments

β€˜When you stop chasing the wrong things, you give the right things a chance to catch you.’

I am still enjoying these beautiful days of freedom. Yesterday the Campania region became β€œorange zone” for a short moment. So I could manage to go to a bookshop and a couple of shops for some shopping. Despite the strange period, life in Italy calms me down, and I like it, it suits me much more (when everything goes smoothly). I thought about it yesterday while I was paying for my purchases at the bookstore.

Working out in a beautiful place ❀️

I wish you all a new year of beautiful emotions, passions and boundless loves. πŸ’«

Naples, December 2020

Feel Neapolitan sun on your face

Here everything flows. I returned to Italy just in time since they have recently suspended flights with the United Kingdom due to the worsening of the virus situation (with a new English variant of the covid). In fact, when we landed at Capodichino airport, in addition to the self-certification, no one checked on the certificate or swabs (as happened instead at Rome’s Ciampino airport last November). Luckily I have the certificate of my very expensive swab made in Cambridge just before leaving.

With my beloved twin in my beloved Naples ❀️

For the rest, finally a little vacation from work. We’ll get soon to the heart of the celebrations with my close family despite the strange period. I’m challenging myself: I am on a detox diet until Christmas eve, workout every day, and daimoku and gongyo daily. it’s working. πŸ™‚ πŸ’ͺ Never give up, guys, always revolution.

This pink sky says it all

Hello guys, this is the sky that greeted me while I was reaching Italy a few days ago. My favorite color, while the thought that has accompanied me for so long finally materialized…πŸ’•πŸŒΈ and then as I finally feel that I am going further, I wish everyone a lot of pink thoughts.

Lockdown life

Cambridge, lockdown 2020. In this period, to get away from stress and thoughts, the things I do most often are: drink coffee and look out the window overlooking the garden. The important thing is to keep “going”, to continue what you set out to do and always have your own goals to look at. Let’s hold on πŸ”₯ πŸ‘Œ

One evening the ghost of November past

Times are changing and not just because of pandemics, new popes and new presidents of the United States. Everything flows and, as someone has already said, the only constant in life is change. Tonight I took a walk near the house to stretch my legs and my mood a bit and I’ve thought about how my relationship with the places where I still find myself right now, have changed.

So, my darlings, let me introduce you some places of the “past Novembers”. The first is a Starbucks in Fitzroy street that I will always associate with my first coffee with my first friends and university mates here in Cambridge: Liza and Ripo, Colombian and Armenian respectively. I still recall the shyness and clumsiness of the moment, as well as my English that caused me some anxiety. (Since then how many experiences we have had together! ❀️)

And in fact, thinking back to then, also the incredible difficulties of my life-change here come to mind. It is said that β€˜change is never painful, but resistance to change is’. I think that not all transformations can be easy but certainly since there are, the best reaction is not resist to, welcome them and grow up.

So these are other places nearby. In the upper photos, in order there are: Oxfam, the charity shop where I initially volunteered for a short period to improve my English; then the lighted windows (side up above the shops) of one of the first houses we visited to rent with my ex (and which I am still convinced we should have chosen); finally the traffic light between East road and Norfolk street to which I associate several things: 1. the office of an association, E-Luminate Cambridge, for which I “volunteered” for a while in the marketing team, 2. the road I used to go to university and 3. even the one I used to ride on my bicycle to reach radio Cambridge 105 ( going through the cemetery, quite creepy in winter..πŸ˜…) Having said that, I wish you very good changes and see you on Friday! πŸ™‚

A β€˜3D’ chat and new determinations

This period of lockdown with the virus everywhere can cause even to diehards to lose motivation. We limit the interactions exclusively to online and we allow very few outings for necessary expenses .. Of course it makes us feel safer and at the moment I would say that it is the attitude to adopt πŸ’ͺ … but never underestimate the power of a “3D” walk and chat with a friend. It happened to me by chance today, in an unplanned way and it has been wonderful. I recovered my good humor, clarity and new determination. That was just what I needed. ❀️ I am grateful (and thank you Angelina!)

Friday off and creative resiliency

Today I had the day off (more or less ..), so I went to the pharmacy to top up my phone (here in Cambridge I always take the top-up vouchers there) and I went for some shopping. Around, there are some Christmas lights but always a lockdown atmosphere (see video below).

For the rest, today the maximum was 7 degrees, and it has been always overcast and rainy. On the other hand, I trust in a kind of productive weekend ( no to think about work, and just write, read, edit my video on Cambridge-Naples by car) πŸ™Œ So I wish you a calm weekend away from the distressing news of the period too. Do beautiful things, it is important!

Me in the Grafton Centre

In the office during the lockdown

November the 18th has finally come and passed. This date was the main reason why I returned to the UK at the beginning of November, and also the reason for so much stress and work in the last few weeks. ..So you can imagine a little the sense of liberation of this precise moment.

Today, as you can see in the photo, I was in the office to take care of the Italian exams valid for Italian citizenship. In the end, not a bad day, with not too many candidates..A different day than usual and above all not in pajamas β€¦πŸ˜ŠπŸ‘Œ I am freer! Let’s move on now.