Alora, I’m so sorry It’s been a little over 2 weeks since I’ve done an update, but life has been so cool here I haven’t been able to find the time to write! Im even behind on my own personal journals.
Torino is super cool, it is not somewhere that has ever been on my radar before, but I’m so glad I was given the opportunity to be here. This city is beautiful, with its architecture, fun young vibe, so many museums and countless coffee shops, it’s easy to say I will be entertained for a while. This area is known for its chocolate (there’s a whole festival dedicated to it coming up here soon), wine, and cheese. I usually feel like I’m actually in heaven. I also started Italian classes, along with speaking much more in Italian with this family. I am quickly improving (or so I’d like to think).
It’s very much turning from Summer to Winter here, some days feeling like we’re skipping fall altogether, although reading about the weather in Colorado, I am super grateful that it is how it is here. I did, however, pack mostly with my trip to SE Asia in mind, rather than spending a winter in Italy, so my wardrobe has needed some modifying. I’ve mostly purchased new things at the markets here, which are incredible. Every city I’ve been to, I try to find the marketplace. In Torino it’s called “Porta Palazzo” and I love it. The hard part is that usually they’re in the sketchier parts of town. Today I got a pair of super cool boots for 6$.
I spent some time the last few days applying for volunteer positions for while I'm in Thailand and the surrounding areas. I’ve also been trying to work on my blog to make it a place where people can learn to travel abroad like I’m doing and understand that maybe it’s not as hard as people think. I’ve still been reading a lot and sometimes it feels like there’s not enough hours in the day to do everything that I want to.
I started working for a small company based out of Austin that does home remodeling and I’m working as their social media content curator essentially. It’s really fun, and I’ve enjoyed it so far. I think it would be rad to get a few more clients and be able to live off of that income. I love that our world provides us with opportunities like that where it’s possible to live remotely and explore, like were meant to do.
I am so grateful for all of the people I have met so far here and for this experience as a whole. I can’t wait to keep learning and growing! Thanks also everyone who wished me a happy birthday! I love you all!