I have officially hit the dieci mark…10 years for Laura Fair and for Italy. Really hard to believe. I have been thinking about this all morning on this strange, slightly foggy Sunday. I thought I might start a little 10 things series. At the risk of giving you too much information, apropos to start with 10 things about me, right?
1 I cannot live without the sun…I believe a sunny day can solve all the world’s problems.
2 A dermatologist here in Italy told me I was probably not meant to live here with my skin…she then told me I wear too much sunscreen.
3 I embraced walking only because the landscape calls me to be outside, but have happily found so many other benefits.
4 I waste entirely too much time looking out my window…I am simply captivated by the view.
5 I see patterns and color schemes everywhere…the urge to design never quits.
6 In the winter I spend my days building and stoking fires and my summer is spent with shutters closed in the dark (that is, if I am not swimming in the pool).
7 I do sometimes dream in Italian…and I find I am pretty well versed.
8 Ciccia Maria will always be my first but, she now shares me with the cat, Gatto Matto Leo, and five other dogs Georgia, Giulia, G Dino, Birba, and Anya.
9 I was emphatic about not spending my life with an Italian, funny how our minds can change…now I have Dino and cannot imagine a life without him.
10 I love how balancing my feet on two continents can make me feel grounded at the same time.