I woke up this morning mentally preparing myself for laundry day ( so much more of a hassle in Italy due to the extra step of setting-up the wet, wrinkly clothes to air dry, don't underestimate your dryers people). It was going to be a normal day. But then I read my e-mail and all of a sudden, one of my lifelong dreams came true:
I found out that I was chosen as a contributing author for an anthology of expat stories curated by Canadian expat legend, Lisa Webb, to be titled "Once Upon an Expat" and scheduled for publication this summer!
I know I sound like a broken record repeating the same childhood aspiration story, but I really, truly always wanted to be a painter-writer. Read this post from 2014, it will confirm I'm not delusional:
" If everything had been up to me, I would have been a painter-slash-writer. I love to create, I think it is an innate need that exists in all of us. It amazes me that a blank canvas, with purposefully placed strokes of color, can become something wonderful."
The same can be said about the written word, it's akin to a visual art with a perfect composition consisting of carefully chosen combinations of letters. Needless to say, this is an absolute DREAM for me and just so soulfully satisfying to see three of my favorite things come together (writing, wine, and Italy) to make it a reality. Perhaps you are wondering why the wine (I'll have you know this is a ludicrous question and you should be ashamed)...because I write with wine, that's why.
To stay updated with the book and the release, as well as to meet all the authors, check out Canadian Expat Mom (click to see the book cover release) or search her page on Facebook. I'll of course post anything new or interesting on the blog and my Facebook page as well. I post neat things all the time, including the Daily Dolce photo, so you should follow if you aren't already. MUCH LOVE.