Two Years of Blogging + What I’ve Learned

streets of Italy

I published my first blog post on November 12th, 2015 which you can find here. On that post, the photography was sub-par and the writing was short and sweet. All together I think I was a different person back then.

A lot has changed in the past 2 years: I’ve traveled more than I ever had before in my whole life, I’ve met some of the most inspirational people I’ve ever known, and I’ve seen the world in a whole new way as an expat living in Rome. Safe to say, I think I’ve grown as a person overall. I hope those who know me personally would agree.

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December in Italy Recap

What If We - Ginger Bread House - Dec 20

Last month was certainly one to remember for both Jared and I. Thankfully I was able to document the memories all through my YouTube channel as I was participating in my first Vlogmas series. What is Vlogmas you ask? Well Vlogmas is a compilation of daily vlogging throughout the month of December during the Christmas season. Vlog + Christmas = Vlogmas. Don’t ask who came up with the idea…I’m just along for the ride.

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Moving Abroad: How I Did It and Why You Can Too


There has been a lot of chit chat lately, especially after the recent elections, about people jokingly moving to another country. This, often times, is something that seems so far out of reach and not something most people actually pursue, unless they are moving for work or the military. Well believe it not, there is quite an impressive amount of expats living all over the world because they choose to.

In fact, being an expat in a major European city, like Rome, is not un-common. Expats make up about 6% of the total Italian population. Although, don’t confuse expat with the term immigrant, which is very different than an expat, and took me a while to realize. Although this is a debatable topic. Read more about this here.

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