Moving towards the weekend dreaming of Italy ✨
Here's a little something y'all don't know about me: I'm a perfectionist. Okay yes, you already did know that about me. But did you know that when my husband and I first sat down to plan our trip to Italy, I bawled my eyes out because I was worried that going in January meant we weren't going to see the country at its MOST beautiful time? Yeah... I know, it's Italy, it's ALWAYS beautiful smdh (@ myself).
But seriously y'all, plane tickets had been bought and we had already decided to nix Greece from the itinerary because it was off season, so we sat down together to do some research and decide which Italian cities to add in. As I was researching on my laptop reading about rainy season and how the olive trees were all picked over, my husband looked up from his laptop and saw me silently crying to myself. He asked me what was wrong and when I sputtered out "I JUST want to see TUSCANY when its GREEN" ... he asked me if I wanted to rebook our flights for May. This was tempting y'all, but working on my perfectionism, I said no, this is our plan and we will stick to it; I can't expect perfection. I am now, and will forever be grateful for that decision. Because if we would have pushed our trip back, my perfectionistic expectations wouldn't have only not been met (as they were doomed to not be in the first place because perfectionism doesn't exist), but they also would have come totally crashing down thanks to #COVID19 . We would have had to cancel the entire trip, and Italy would have remained just a dream.
This is a photo of me on atop a bell tower in Tuscany. I don't know about y'all, but it looks pretty damn green and I look pretty damn happy about it 🤣 take things in stride y'all, perfection isn't possible, but it's not needed to experience joy. Sending all my love to the Homeland, the most striking place I've ever been, even in January 💞🇮🇹 - 7 minutes ago