“Five Years Ago…”

When I started the blog five years ago, I didn’t really know what to expect.

I had so many thoughts, so many stories, so many experiences, and it seemed nice to share them. Over time, many collaborators have joined, some with their advice, thoughts, experiences and stories. Others with a culinary contribution, still others with the invaluable revisions of the English language.

I left quickly and convinced.

But time, alas, time is relative, and if at times it seems to have infinity available, much more often it is scarce and you find yourself chasing the clock, deadlines, life.

It ran fast, very fast, and I didn’t notice how far behind I was with the translations, or how some of the early articles didn’t have time to read because no one knew me.
So I started a strenuous run-up and the reblog.

And then time stopped.
The suspended life.
The Pandemic.

We haven’t gotten out of it yet, but from March 2020 to today, so many of those things have changed, that I could write 100 articles about it. And who knows, maybe, sooner or later I will … But since I am in smartworking (and we thank the whole universe because for five months I have been out of work and it was horrible!) I don’t even have time to breathe sometimes, submerged by calls, by excel, by being always connected.

Sometimes, I feel disconnected from everything else, and maybe that’s for the best …

at the moment
still for a while

Five years.

It seems like yesterday.

It seems like a century ago.

If I’m the same one who had a fight with wii, who wouldn’t order chicken on a date or who spent a night on a set, I honestly don’t know.

I don’t know how much this pandemic has changed me, for the losses, for the fear, for the suspension of reality.
I know that I have read new books and watched new TV series, and that sooner or later I will travel, and therefore I will have a lot more to say, if you will read me.

But I’m not ready yet.

So I continue with the reblog, because it seems to me the right thing, for those who are knowing me now, and for those who, like me, are trying to understand how to manage this new time, this “new normal”.

In the meantime, happy birthday to this blog, which is resisting despite everything. And who would have thought that ????

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