Ciao and welcome to my little home on the interwebs.
I’m a 20-something (almost 30-something) wife, mother, web designer, blogger and digital strategy consultant living in Florence, Italy. I grew up in a town outside Philadelphia, went to college in Washington, D.C., moved to Louisville for a few years and then slowly managed to find a way to Florence. I’ve called this wonderful city home since 2011, when my husband and I sold everything we owned, got serious about working for ourselves and created the life that we’d always dreamed about.
I have two university degrees — a B.A. in Journalism and M.A. in Higher Education. My journalism degree is one of the best “purchases” I’ve ever made. It taught me to think, learn, write, question, analyze and explain. I’ve been able to apply some of my master’s degree in education to particular client projects, too. I would love to one day work in higher education again.
I also think there is a lot of wisdom in following a 50/50 split of your heart and your mind. When my heart told me to move abroad, I used my big fat dome to be rational about how to make it happen. It seems to have worked out well.
A little blog history…
For the first 2.5 years of this blog’s existence this blog was written from both of our perspectives — we talked a lot about moving abroad, Italian dual citizenship and Italy in general. That subject matter was fun, but a bit limiting. So, in Spring 2013 I made the executive decision to take over the blog 100% and start blogging about the life, style and parenting stuff that I currently find most interesting.
What I do…
I spend most of my day sitting in front of my ginormous iMac screen designing and developing websites for my lovely clients. I’ve worked on sites for travel companies, bed and breakfasts, career consultants, food bloggers and even my own special projects. I work almost exclusively in WordPress, but have been known to show SquareSpace a little love every now and again. If you are in need of a new website or current site overhaul, I’d love to chat about how this husband-and-wife team can help you out.
So, that’s little ‘ol me. What’s your story?
Photo by Birgitte.
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