It doesn’t seem to matter where you are in the world when you live and work in a city, big or small, it’s not very hard to get sucked into the daily grind and hustle. I work long days and by the end of the week I’m usually tired and completely over the “city life”. Sometimes I just want to get away from it all: the traffic, the noise, the daily routine. I’m really fortunate to live near my relatives who live in a small quiet village not too far from Cosenza. Even though there are times I just don’t have the energy to go, I find it really refreshing when I fight that tired feeling and just go. The school year is winding down and exam preparations are in full effect. There is no time to waste or procrastinate as the days seem to be flying past me at speeds that not even the autostrada has seen. I get home from work completely and utterly spent. This means it’s the optimum time to get away for a couple days and recharge. A couple weekends ago I did just that. There is nothing like fresh air, beautiful scenery, friendly smiles, good home cooking and a night out with friends. It really is the best medicine to combat work fatigue and stress. It really is a treat for me to be able to escape the city and spend some time away from the chaos. It’s the perfect reminder that no matter where we are in the world, we must take time for ourselves so we can appreciate all the beauty around us and the blessings life has given us.
It’s so easy to forget that, so thank you Carpanzano for continuing to remind me how fortunate I am.