Life, Travel
Winter Survival Tip: Dream Under the Tuscan Sun
February 2, 2010 at 11:12 am 2
Dreaming of la dolce vita in Tuscany

Dreaming of la dolce vita in Tuscany

It's Winter, it's cold, and every year around this time everyone starts to get a bit blue. Looking for a winter escape? Why not pull out a copy of the novel Under the Tuscan Sun and dream of living la dolce vita in Tuscany? The book is amazing, and helps take you away to dream land...where love, natural beauty, good food and great wine are a part of everyday life. So if it's a cold night and you're looking for something to do that will warm your heart and soul, open Under the Tuscan Sun, or dream about living your own dolce vita dream life in Tuscany. Don't you feel warmer already?
Buying My First Place – On My Way to My Dream Life
August 20, 2009 at 2:53 pm 1

I’m a big believer in having life goals, and working towards those goals with solid plans. But one of the funny things about achieving a dream life, is that it takes a lot of work and determination to get there. For me, buying my first condo in 2007 was a dream come true. I bought my condo at a bit of a turbulent time in my life. I’d recently broken up with my long term boyfriend and it was a less than perfect ending, I was pulling crazy hours with a full time job and endless nights at university finishing my master’s thesis, and I was in a long distance rebound relationship. Needless to say there was a lot going on in my life, but I stayed on track so I could get that much closer to my dream life. When I bought my place I felt so accomplished. I’d dreamed of getting into the real estate market for so long, and scrimped and suffered to save up for my down payment. It was something that I had wanted to do for years, but my long term relationship was holding me back from doing this. While I sacrificed to save up to buy a place, without a supportive partner when you are in a relationship it’s almost impossible to make your dreams a reality. So when things ended I moved into a different phase in my life where I didn’t have to compromise my goals anymore. Finally I was able to buy my first place. I was filled with pride that I’d been able to succeed in one of my long term dreams…and best of all, it made me realize that I am able to achieve my dream life. Not only did I feel so proud for getting my first place, but it made me realize that relationships should bring out our better selves and make us closer to achieving our dreams. After I bought my place I was done with spending time in relationships that held me back, or didn’t enhance my life. And that’s one of the little changes in my life that has made a huge difference overall.