🇮🇹 In questa fantastica (per me) giornata, sempre così speciale, aka iL MIO COMPLEANNO 🎂 - colgo l’occasione per fare un meraviglioso annuncio: MI TRASFERISCO!
Stavolta non di pochi km, non di un’ora in auto, non cambio provincia o regione... Un nuovo continente 🤪
Ho raccolto un po’ di tempo e coraggio (che per stare dal lato opposto all’apparecchio che uso quotidianamente ce ne vuole) e riassunto otto anni in questi nove minuti di imbarazzo, impegno ed amicizia!
Non faccio altri spoiler perché il resto è proprio nel video in bio/nelle storie 😝 | 🇬🇧 On this day, always so special for us, which is OUR BIRTHDAY 🎂, I’m taking the opportunity to make a wonderful announcement: I’M MOVING TO A NEW CONTINENT!
I collected a little time and courage (to be on the opposite side of the device that I use every day… takes time) and summarized eight years in these nine minutes of embarrassment, commitment and friendship!
I won’t spoiler more because the rest is right in the video! Link in bio/in the stories 😝 #birthday #birthdaygirl #youtubeitalia #youtubevideos #muccitas

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🇬🇧 One of the things I love the most when it’s cold outside: candles. I use them in summer too, but let’s be real - how beautiful is when you are sitting in front of your window, hugged by a warm throw blanket, drinking your favorite tea, with all these @myjoliecandle scented candles around you? | 🇮🇹 Una delle cose che amo di più quando fuori inizia a fare freddo: le candele. Le accendo anche d’estate ovviamente, ma non prendiamoci in giro - quanto è bello quando sei seduta di fronte alla finestra, fuori è grigio, magari piove, la tua copertina ti scalda, stai bevendo il tuo tè preferito e le candele di @myjoliecandle.it avvolgono la stanza con i loro magici profumi? (Tra l’altro, questa è  gusto marshmallow! Decisamente nel mio stile 🥰 e una volta finita, troverò un dolcissimo gioiellino Swarovski!) | #myjolie #myjoliecandle #myjoliecandleit #myjoliexmas #octolyfamily

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🇬🇧 One month ago I travelled to Germany with @federicadinardo_ to explore and discover more about the Bauhaus architecture movement. We travelled in different cities across the country, but the place that impressed me the most was this hidden gem in Weimar: the Anna Amalia Herzogin Bibliothek, Unesco world heritage site. This place burned out in 2004, it’s been reconstructed preserving the original design. Because of its fragility, was not easy to get into. They sell only 50 tickets per day! (That’s why we had to go there twice 😅) This explains also my stylish slippers :P How gorgeous are these colours? 💛 | 🇮🇹 Di recente sono stata in Germania con @federicadinardo_ per esplorare e scoprire di più sul movimento architettonico del Bauhaus in onore del suo 150° anniversario. Abbiamo viaggiato in diverse città e visitato molti posti singolari, ma il posto che mi ha colpita di più è stata questa perla a Weimar: la Anna Amalia Herzogin Bibliothek, patrimonio mondiale dell'UNESCO. Questo magico posto è andato in fiamme nel 2004, dopodiché è stato ricostruito preservando il design originale. A causa della sua fragilità, non è decisamente stato facile entrare. Per l’entrata sono disponibili solo 50 biglietti al giorno! (infatti siamo tornate due volte 😅) Questo spiega anche le mie eleganti e stilosissime pantofole :P Quanto sono belli questi colori? 💛 | #CelebratingBauhaus #germanytourism #Bauhaus100 #weimar #germany

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🇬🇧 There is one thing I love that I never talk about which is @timesreel, my project which started years ago when people was still buying things on facebook pages! Time’s Reel is about bespoke dainty jewelry: things you don’t find every day. Time’s Reel collections of jewelries offers exquisite decorative items, lovingly handcrafted from various materials to create an elaborate diverse necklaces, rings, bracelets and earrings. The purpose is to make the moment you receive your package magical, memorable, and dreamy. Rest assured that I take care of the quality of each jewel. As a unique brand, there’s something special for every package delivered! You’d be surprised to see what I‘ve planned for you. 🦋 | 🇮🇹 C'è una cosa che amo di cui non parlo mai, ovvero @timesreel, il mio progetto iniziato anni fa quando le persone acquistavano ancora cose sulle pagine di facebook scegliendo tra le foto degli album! Time's Reel parla di gioielli delicati creati ad hoc per te: cose che non trovi tutti i giorni. Tramite le collezioni di Time’s Reel creo elementi raffinati, realizzati con amore da diversi materiali per creare collane, anelli, bracciali e orecchini tutti diversi. Lo scopo è quello di rendere il momento in cui ricevi il tuo pacco magico, memorabile e sognante. Siate certi che mi prendo cura della qualità di ogni pezzo. Inoltre, c'è qualcosa di speciale in ogni pacchetto spedito! Rimarrai a bocca aperta nello scoprire cosa ho progettato per te. 🦋 | #timesreel

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🇬🇧 When I was a child I was always afraid of falling and breaking bones. To fight this fear, I even started snowboarding. End of story: I broke a foot running upstairs once - with my camera. I stopped everything apart my photography job, and in different situations I was scared of myself, I wasn’t “sure” even just walking on a normal straight street.
Don’t know how this happened but I went surfing for my first time and loved it more than anything else. I forgot everything. All my fears were gone with waves. I never felt so alive. And happy.
Today I wish you to find something that helps you to forget your fears! 🦋 | 🇮🇹 Quando ero piccola avevo sempre paura di cadere e rompermi qualcosa. Per combatterla, avevo persino iniziato a fare snowboard. Morale della storia: un giorno mi sono rotta un piede correndo sulle scale - con la mia macchina fotografica. Ho smesso di fare tutto, tranne la fotografia, e in diverse situazioni avevo paura di me stessa, non mi sentivo "sicura" nemmeno camminando su una semplicissima strada dritta.
Non so come sia successo, ma sono finita a fare surf per la prima volta in vita mia e l’ho amato più di ogni altra cosa. Ho dimenticato ogni cosa. Tutte le mie paure erano sparite con le onde. Non mi sono mai sentito così vivo. E felice. Oggi ti auguro di trovare qualcosa che ti aiuti a dimenticare le tue paure come è successo a me! 🦋 | #visitaustralia #goldcoast #visitgoldcoast #thisisqueensland #visitqueensland #queensland

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Speechless gold sunsets in Gold Coast 🌇 | #visitgoldcoast #thisisqueensland #goldcoast #visitqueensland #visitaustralia #sunsetaustralia

Speechless gold sunsets in Gold...

I realized it was worth flying for 25 hours to get to Australia (with a lot of flights and their cancelations) when I encountered these cute kangaroos 🦘🥰 swipe for selfie & other funny faces | Trentasei voli e cancellazioni varie per un totale di 25 ore di viaggio per arrivare in Australia sono valse la pena una volta incontrati questi canguri sofficissimi 🦘🥰 scorri per selfie & altre facce simpatiche | #visitqueensland #queensland #goldcoast #visitgoldcoast #kangaroo #thisisqueensland

I realized it was worth...

Today’s gratitude journal: 1. I feel so happy to be making something close to a living off of my art. 2. I’m so lucky to have healthy and happy friends. 3. I’m glad to have a reason to wake up every morning. Now it’s your turn, what are you grateful for today? :) Featuring my top 5 favorite comments on my story 💕. Il bollettino della gratitudine di oggi: 1. Sono felice di poter vivere grazie alle mie creazioni 2. Sono fortunata di avere amici in buona salute e felici 3. È bello svegliarsi ogni mattina con una ragione e uno scopo. Ora è il tuo turno, di cosa sei grata/o oggi? :) i 5 commenti più carini finiranno nelle storie 💞

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If you’re in the Brisbane area in the next 10 days TEXT ME! 💗Throwback to when I was in one of my favorite places with the best weather & people aka Amsterdam ✨
I don’t know exactly what time or day or month is it so good night folks and let’s see what this place has reserved for us tomorrow morning!Throwback a quando ero in uno dei miei posti & persone preferite con questo incredibile meteo perfetto aka Amsterdam ✨
Non so esattamente che ora o giorno o mese siano quindi crollo tra le coperte e vediamo cosa ci riserva questo posto domani mattina! // #amsterdam #ams #amsterdamcity #netherlands #visitamsterdam

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How Travel Made Me a Better Person

There’s something about traveling that has me coming back for more, year after year. It’s exciting. It’s addicting. It’s an adrenaline rush that never seems to be enough, at least not yet. Interestingly enough, what was once a “once in a lifetime trip” for me has somehow turned into a trip that has lasted a lifetime. Well, at least it feels that way.

I have always thought of being open minded, even before I started traveling. Unfortunately, I couldn’t have been any more wrong. It wasn’t until I really started to travel outside of my homeland that I realised how wrong I was.
I’ve been tested and challenged numerous times throughout my travels, yet I’m a firm believer that everything I have experienced along this journey of mine has made me a better person in more ways than I could have ever imagined.

I know Who I am, I Like Who I am, and I am Happy

It’s never easy to admit your flaws, let alone shine a light on them for the entire interwebs to see…. But I dare say that with each of these confessions, there would be at least one other person (presumably oodles of people) who can say the same or something similar for themselves. Maybe not?
Regardless, here goes nothing…

Living in a 9-5 world tend us to live in bubble-like existences. We have our home bubble, work bubble, family bubble and friends bubble. Now… That is a lot of bubbles! But my point is we bounce from one to the next and rarely move outside. We go from work to home and then we visit our group of friends and everything is extremely safe in those surroundings. When you travel you are forced to make new friends everyday and you have multiple new bubbles forming and popping all the time. You find new accommodation, new friends and new sights everyday day whilst you are on the road. This teaches you to adapt when you are travelling and you soon realise that there are many other people out in this world-well beyond your own.

Travel and communication with other people is the solution to the world’s problems provided you see each new person for who they really are.
The only way to do that is to fail to see the person in front of you as a new person and only see the shadow of a past enemy instead.

Travel and communication with live people, without prejudgement, and with understanding is the key to our survival as a human species.
That is a strong statement but it is true. The more people who travel and meet and talk to new people, the more peace we will have. It follows as naturally as the calm after the storm. There are so many life lessons to be learned from travelling.

Independence!

At some stage in your 20’s (for me it was even slightly earlier) you feel the inevitable desire to leave the nest. But that little voice inside of us screaming “run while you can!” is often negated by a more responsible voice reciting “responsibilities”. Responsibilities – a job, car loan, family, etc. are a fact of life. But when you do go, you soon realise that everything you left behind is there as soon as you come back, often unchanged. But we have changed. Travel is the most direct way of throwing yourself in the deep end and realising what life would be like if you had no one to rely on. Touch wood your life doesn’t come to this, but if it does, you know you’re prepared. You know you can go it alone.

tolerance, understanding and patience

Travel is life changing. It’s beautiful, mind-boggling, eye opening, raw, and even nerve wracking at times. Travel tests your judgment, patience and your tolerance levels incessantly.
How can you dislike a person who loves his family, values his community and reaches out to visitors?
If there’s one thing I think everyone will take away from travel it’s to be a more patient and tolerant person. After waiting hours in line to climb the Eiffel tower, trying not to gasp as people skinned animals in front of me, patiently trying to speak with people in hand gestures on one too many occasions and many more instances, I have inherently become a much more patient and understanding person in the process.

I actively seek new friendships

Before travel I was very comfortable with what I had – particularly the friends and family I had around me. I have always had a very good close circle of friends who I could rely on, so I have never seen the need to go and find new ones (friends that is, my family are pretty stuck with me). But after traveling the world and meeting so many new people wherever I go, I’ve learned to seek new friendships even if they are essentially ticking time bombs as I know they’ll only be around for a few days or a week at best. But one of these days when I stop for a minute I’m going to realise I have thousands of friends in nearly every country around the world – and that’s pretty darn special if you ask me.

I accomplished the most important thing to me – having the control of my own life

For some reason there’s a stigma against being happy with yourself. When you finally reach that point in life where you are happy with yourself, your outlook on life, your way of living, and the people you have around you, it’s as if no one can take it away from you. Sure, I still have days where I’m not as happy as others – that’s human – but generally speaking I’m happy with who I am and how my life is running its course.

Being in control of your life and your own happiness is one of the most freeing feelings in the world. Right now I choose the hours I work, choose the days I have off (which are none, but its nice to have the luxury of choice), choose where I call home (even if its temporary) and choose virtually every aspect of my life. I’m living my dream – living my life full time. No complaints here!

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