Five Things Friday: January 18th, 2019

Hi Friends,

I hope you have had a wonderful week! 😊 Here are my highlights from the beautiful land of Italia 🇮🇹✨

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Palazzo Spada

On Saturday Elyssa and I visited Palazzo Spada and it was mind-blowing! 🤯 Of course, I am always left in awe of what the Italians were capable of, but the art and architecture within this Palazzo is not to be missed! I have highlighted the experience on my Instagram so be sure to check it out if you haven’t yet 🎨✨

 

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Inspiration from Jana

I had such an uplifting conversation with my friend Jana this past Sunday 😊 We chatted for about an hour and a half on Skype and it super-charged me for the whole week ahead! Don’t you just love it when great conversations with good people do that? It’s like fuelling yourself up at the gas station 🚀 Jana also inspired me with a new pasta sauce idea – hummus! I created the dish above with hummus, fresh lemon juice, lemon zest and peperoncino, it was delicious! 👩🏼‍🍳

 

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New Friends

This week I definitely made some life-long friends 💛 I met Dorothy and Victoria through my Instagram tour on Airbnb and we just clicked! We met up a few more times to explore throughout the week and had so much fun! 👯‍♀️ I am so grateful for these ladies and all the uplighting conversations and inspiration they have given me 🤗 Until we meet again!

 

A Day in Bologna, Italy!

Elyssa and I got up to more adventures this week! 😄 On Thursday we decided to take a day trip to Bologna and we were blessed with the perfect weather for the occasion ☀️ We didn’t create too much of a plan before going, but it is often that spontaneous adventures are the best adventures and this was the case for this day. I am excited to share this special day with you soon in an upcoming Travel Diary this week 🌎

 

The Present and The Future

The more and more that I am choosing to actively live in the present moment the more I am finding myself not only fulfilled, but feeling extra optimistic about what is ahead of me. As I have been foreshadowing, there is a big change coming in my life, but it is one I am feeling more and more ready for each day 🙏🏼 If you find yourself ever feeling anxious about the future, try to focus on feeling happy in the NOW. This could be as simple as making yourself a nice cup of tea and reading a book. The gift of life is ours to enjoy.

xx Zo 

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