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#ad For years I've been...

I've been in New York for almost two months and it seems like three days!
I spent my first period in this room, waited on hand and foot, and it was too perfect not to share it with you; today I woke up at 5 am (why?!😫) but at least I have found some time to write a couple of words about this episode - long story short: I found the perfect room a couple of days before coming to NYC. 4 minutes walk to the office. Two huge windows that made it very bright, with various hooks to hang the plants from the ceiling, and the size of a studio. Everything was perfect, I had seen it both in video and, a few days later, in person. I will never know if they were trying to cheat me, or if they simply don’t know anything about contracts, but they tried to get me to sign two crappy lines and to send the money before signing the contract... This is why I lived in the hotel for much longer than expected - that should have been three days!
Can’t complain: since July I had found a building where I absolutely wanted to stay ...and here we are! I'm putting the finishing touches - can’t wait to show you how it came out 🥰The best is yet to come! ✨ | 🇮🇹 Sono a New York da quasi due mesi e sembrano tre giorni
Ho passato il mio primo mese in questa camera viziata e riverita ergo era troppo perfetta per non condividerla con voi e beh, dovevo svegliarmi alle 5 del mattino (a caso😫) per trovare del tempo per raccontare questo episodio - avevo trovato la camera perfetta. 4 minuti a piedi per l’ufficio. Due finestre che la rendevano luminosissima, con vari ganci per appendere le piante dal soffitto, con le dimensioni di un monolocale. Era tutto perfetto, l’avevo vista sia in video che, pochi giorni dopo, dal vivo. Non saprò mai se stavano cercando di raggirarmi o se semplicemente non sanno niente di contratti ma l’han tentata, di farmi firmare due righe scrause e di ricevere prima i soldi del contratto... Da qui il ritrovarmi in hotel per ben più del previsto - che sarebbero dovuti essere tre giorni!
Poco male: già da luglio avevo trovato un palazzo dove volevo assolutamente stare ...ed eccoci qui! Sto finendo gli ultimi ritocchi - non vedo l’ora di farvi vedere com’è uscita 🥰 | #nyc

I've been in New York...

We all have the power to create positive change - so let’s shake things up: today is the @UnitedNations International Day of Zero Tolerance for Female Genital Mutilation and I’m joining the movement of @amrefhealthafrica to say #NOMOREPAIN!
In case you’re wondering what Female Genital Mutilation is: a partial or total removal of the little girls’ external genitalia. For no apparent medical reason at all, 200 million girls and women across 30 countries have been circumcised. In Africa, 3 million girls face the risk of female genital cutting every year. So far this movement has saved more than 16,000 girls in Kenya and Tanzania from the cut - which is more than wonderful! These girls will continue going to school, will marry at a later age and will get children at a later age.
Every person has the rights to live the life of her dreams.
Please note that this is not a sponsored post - as human beings, we have to create awareness and support who can’t scream for themselves!
#amref #EndFGM

We all have the power...

HAPPINESS
We can be
Unhappy (pretty straightforward)
Happy for a bad reason (alcohol, drugs, excesses…)
Happy for a good reason (success in your career, good relationships with family and friends, financial security…)
Happy for no reason - where we live FROM happiness rather than FOR it
Feed your right wolfFELICITÀ
Noi possiamo essere
Infelici (in modo semplice)
Felici per una cattiva ragione (alcol, droghe, eccessi...)
Felice per una buona ragione (successo nella carriera, buoni rapporti con familiari e amici, sicurezza finanziaria ..)
Felici senza ragione - dove viviamo DI felicità piuttosto che PER essa
Dai da mangiare al tuo lupo giusto#nyc #nycityworld #flatironbuilding #nycgo #nyconlinePhoto by @veronicaminci ❣️

HAPPINESS We can be Unhappy...

In New York it seems like there's no Monday or Saturday or Sunday. The town is always moving.
I took this one as first thing my first day here so three weeks after it’s definitely time to post it
#nycityworld #nyconline #nyc #empirestatebldg

In New York it seems...

Baby it’s cold outside ❄️ or...no! I was expecting the deepest glaciers here in NYC but let me tell you that until now Brescia is still the coldest city I’ve ever been (yes Italy can be freezing too!) including Ukraine and now New York!
Can’t wait to share all my new photos and adventures from the US ♥️✨ #LosingIt #CultOfficial
On my feet - @cultofficial1987 @pilassociati
Teddy coat - @sheinofficial 🔎 579693 #shein
Discount code 15% - q1margaryta15
🇮🇹 Baby it’s cold outside ❄️ oppure...no! Mi aspettavo il gelo polare a New York, ma lasciatemi che fino ad ora Brescia d’inverno è ancora la città più fredda in cui sia mai stata (sì, anche l'Italia può essere gelida!), includendo l'Ucraina e ora New York!
Non vedo l'ora di condividere le nuove foto e avventure negli Stati Uniti ♥️✨

Baby it’s cold outside ❄️...

🇬🇧 I love my friends, travels, working and be always “on the go”... but at some point I need to get away from chaos 🙄 I love spending a bit of holidays at home and relax - even if this means I’m hiding from the world, with my fave kittycat Mars, watching your new favorite show, @jackryanamazon! Yes… you’ll thank me later. 😜 #hbtsp #hbtjackryan #holidayhack #jackryan #ad | 🇮🇹 Adoro i miei amici, i viaggi, lavorare e anche essere sempre di corsa... ma a un certo punto anche io mi sento in bisogno di staccare dal caos 🙄 amo sempre trascorrere un po’ di vacanze a casa e rilassarmi - anche se questo significa che mi sto nascondendo dal mondo, col mio gattino preferito Mars, a guardare la tua nuova serie preferita, @jackryanamazon! Sì... mi ringrazierai più tardi 😜

🇬🇧 I love my friends,...

🇮🇹 Un'escursione nel passato e nel presente del Mediterraneo grazie a questa candela #Aerin dal mix di sapori - la mia perfetta compagna per i pomeriggi alla scrivania a creare. Il Bergamotto Italiano, cresciuto nel calore di quest'area, apre la fragranza con una radiosità sofisticata e agrumata. L'Olio di Mandarino e il Pompelmo conferiscono una frizzante effervescenza che irradia brillantezza. L'impalpabile femminilità del Mughetto cresce oltre la ricca voluttuosità della Gardenia, mentre boccioli di Caprifoglio luccicano di uno splendore dolce. Un'elegante sensualità caratterizza le note di fondo che trova la sua origine nella fiabesca ricchezza dell'Assoluta di Gelsomino. La fragranza è magica ed elegante come la sua ispirazione. | 🇬🇧 An excursion into the past and present of the Mediterranean thanks to this #Aerin candle and its mix of flavors - my perfect companion for the afternoons at the desk while I create. Escape to the sun-drenched, azure-blue Mediterranean. Sweet honeysuckle and sparkling grapefruit evoke lush flowers and shimmering beaches. Sun-warmed and citrusy Italian bergamot and mandarin oil impart a lasting freshness. Lily of the valley and lush gardenia build to the sensuality and richness of jasmine sambac absolute for a fragrance as magical and elegant as its inspiration. #octolyfamily

🇮🇹 Un'escursione nel passato e...

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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