First Generation

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This topic has been heavy on my heart for the past couple of days as I am thinking about my departure from Italy and getting ready to see my family for the first time after 1 year. I wanted to write this post to talk about my thoughts as a first generation American living in Italy.

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Read N Review: Beauty in the Breakdown by Zoey Arielle

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Back when I started my blog in 2015, I came up with this super creative plan to do a series called ‘RnR’ or Read N Review where I would review books I have read. Sadly, my last Read N Review was April of last year. You could say I lost track of time as well as my fulfillment in reading. During this time, there was also a pause on my blog as I was getting ready to move overseas so I had more important matters occupying the space in my mind. The situation was similar to what I’m experiencing now, as I am heading back home soon and similar thoughts and anxiety are creeping up about what’s to come next.

Fortunately this time around though I have reignited the habit of reading after discovering I can read any book I want directly from my phone on the Kindle app. Part of the reason why I stopped reading to begin with is because I just didn’t want to accumulate books while abroad. Zoey is the one that introduced me to the Kindle reading app and is also the author of the book that I will be reviewing today, which is called ‘Beauty in the Breakdown‘.

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5 Ways Moving Abroad Has Changed Our Relationship

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I’ve been told a million and one times that the best way to get to know your partner is by living with them. Jared and I started living together 2 years ago and I must say, I drew a pretty good hand as far as roommates go. He’s obsessively clean, enjoys cooking, does the laundry, and is respectful of our space…all qualities I wish some of my former roommates would have had. So while I do agree that living with your partner is important in getting to know who your partner really is, it’s even more effective when you’re living together in a completely different country half way across the world.

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