Escaping My Comfort Zone

Live in the moment!  Be where you are.  Sounds easy.  Seems logical.  As a matter of fact, you may very well be asking yourself how you can be somewhere other than where you are.  Well, I do it all the time.  The more I think about it, the more I think I actually spend a … Continue reading Escaping My Comfort Zone

The Victory Pose

Study: The Pose of a Champion is Innate (from - It turns out that the stereotypical image of a victor — head tilted back, chest puffed out and arms in the air — may be an innate human response to success. A new study found that blind athletes who have never seen such a … Continue reading The Victory Pose

Two Weeks Until Liftoff

This is going to be the world's shortest post ever.  We leave two weeks from today and I have been go-go-go and grandpuppy sitting and while I think of a million things I would love to write about to document my recent insanity, well there just aren't enough hours in the day.  That being said, … Continue reading Two Weeks Until Liftoff

Doing Something Outside the Norm

It has been 18 days since my last post.  This was not a disappearing act.  We have been very busy at the Casa di Team G.  One of the things we have done is book tours for our upcoming trip.  That may sound perfectly normal for most people, probably a little boring.  But for us, … Continue reading Doing Something Outside the Norm

Seven Weeks Until Lift Off

Exactly seven weeks from today, we will be wheels up on our three-week adventure in Italy that I mentioned in an earlier post.  I am not experiencing the overwhelm that I was at the time of that post.  Between then and now, I've still done some reading and researching.  But instead of scouring every travel book … Continue reading Seven Weeks Until Lift Off

Bryan and Valerie – Inspirational Expats

When we first got the crazy idea of living in Italy when G-man retires, I started searching around on the internet to see if I could find other crazy people who had already done this.   Right off the bat, I discovered a blog called 2 Italy.  2 Italy details the story of Bryan and Valerie, who lost … Continue reading Bryan and Valerie – Inspirational Expats

Italy as Eye Candy

We follow a bunch of Facebook pages that provide us with wonderful pictures that help us keep the dream alive.  When you have a dream, you have to take an active roll in keeping it in front of you.  I found this picture on I Love Italy's Facebook page. I'm pretty sure that is the G-man … Continue reading Italy as Eye Candy