23 April 2014

tomorrow and tomorrow

It is time to review the last seven years. I arrived in Italy on the 24th of April, 2007, clutching the correct documentation (in my passport) which gave me permission to stay for a year.

I didn't know if I would stay for a year, or just a few months. I thought that my apartment might simply be a holiday home, while I returned to a "normal" Kiwi life.

I couldn't possibly have foreseen all the excitement, speed bumps, highs and lows ahead of me. It was probably just as well.

I renew my permesso to stay every two years. I will try again next year, hoping to be allowed another two years. After all the ups and downs I feel as though I belong.

Today I am grateful for tenacity and honesty. 

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