Friday, February 5, 2016


Hello Everyone,

It's been much too long since I've posted on here. Working on my blog has been on my to-do lists every weekend since returning to Milan after the winter holiday a month ago. I just finished an extra-busy week at school, hosting Garth Stein (best-selling author of the novels The Art of Racing in the Rain and A Sudden Light)... but I also just hadn't figured out how I wanted to write/say this... so I'm just going to put it out there now:


--to Rochester, New York, that is.

My contract here ends this June and I've decided that it's time to get back to the States and be near friends and family. I'm excited about that : )

There are definitely many different emotions all mixed together in this decision but it just feels right. So I'm going with that.

I currently have a job that I love and where I am supported. Part of me thinks I might be crazy to leave this.

I also love living in ITALY!

For the past five years, I have been lucky enough to travel the world and, really, only have to worry about myself.

With that, though, I've been very far from my family and friends. I've met incredible people while living abroad and want to continue traveling to see them, visit, and catch up...

But I'm very ready to not feel so alone anymore. I'm trying to not have many expectations for my return to the States but I do hope that this piece changes. I've been on my own for the past five years and am ready to be HOME.

Five more months to enjoy here... and then new adventures!  : )


  1. Dad and I are so excited for you as you continue your adventures, just now much closer to home. You will continue to explore and learn new things. It is an exciting time!

  2. Stac!! So excited that we'll get to see you more often!

    1. Yes!!! Me too! I'm excited to be able to get to know your girls better : )