By Rebecca Cherry
It’s not easy these days to stay focused, clear and sure of where you want your life to go, much less keeping track of where you are in the moment. Life is moving faster it seems, leaving little time left over to catch our breath, much less taking a deep breath and exhaling.
For me, life got much simpler while I was living in Italy for the last three years. It was what I had dreamed of since living in Florence almost 13 years earlier and the time had come to live my dream. My new life did get simpler in the ways I’d imagined; I no longer HAD to have a car, and I loved that. I found that I could easily manage our daily needs by riding my favorite pink bike to the grocery store. And, in many cases, I simply walked to the nearby markets to get everything else, and I took a bus or train to visit friends in Florence and travel to the places I wanted to go.
I also got to have my veggie garden and grew seasonal and scrumptious tomatoes, zucchini and the likes. We picked figs, persimmons, pomegranates, and walnuts from the trees, and last spring it rained apricots for three solid weeks.