Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Dreaming of Italy

Assisi, 2008
I was really fortunate to go to Italy 3 years ago.  It was so beautiful there and I have always had a dream of going back  one day.


I believe, if you talk small steps towards your dreams, they will become reality.  I would love to go to Italy and stay for a few months.  I know, that is a HUGE dream.


I am taking small steps.  This is what is on my night stand right now....


I figure, if I read these at night before falling asleep, I am one step closer to my "dream" coming true.

Venice, 2008
What are your dreams?  Are you taking steps (no matter how small) to make them come true?
Welcome Home,
Penny



24 comments:

Vee said...

Yes. But they don't involve heading for Italy. Why do some things seem unattainable? Well, I think Italy would be a lovely place for you to spend time soaking up all the culture and learning more about your craft. Your book selection sounds marvelous.

Jane, Naples, Florida said...

Penny, You are so right, if you take small steps the big dreams
just might come true! I hope you
make it to Italy once again! We
need to keep dreaming!

Jane
Flora Doora

Kelly said...

I like your dream! I've never been to Italy, but have heard alot about it from other peoples experiences. I always hear how beautiful it is. My dream right now is to get my stinkin foyer finished so I can get my house back in order! Ha! I'm am LOVING the new color though. I think my husband will finally be able to help me tomorrow so he can get the high spots.

Ann from On Sutton Place said...

I don't have a burning desire to travel...but my dream is to retire sooner than later with my health intact. That's not asking for much is it?

Pat said...

I just got home from Italy! It was my dream to visit Greece, and I was blessed enough to see Italy and Turkey as well. I am now totally content!

debi said...

When you return to Italy.....I am offering to house sit :-)

Hope you dreams come true!

Hugs!

Janette - The2Seasons said...

Yes, yes, yes. We just finished a bicycle trip from the top to the bottom of France. Oh, la, la! It was fantastic. Next week we are bicycling from Pittsburg to DC.

Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

It is beautiful there. We have been twice. Keep dreaming!

April said...

Italy is definitely at the top of my list, too! Of course, I'd love to go to Alaska, as well...I'm a sucker for nature!

Canadian Chickadee said...

Penny, how lovely. I do think it's important to dream, and reading about places before you see them is a wonderful idea. I am sure that one day soon you will get to return to Italy.
Hugs, Carol

KarenHarveyCox said...

Hi Penny,
What a lovely dream, and what lovely reads. Frances Mayes has a fairly new book out called Every Day in Tuscany, Seasons of an Italian Italy. I loved her Under The Tuscan Sun.

Well, happy reading, happy dreaming and happy Italy.

Karen

Andrea at Opulent Cottage said...

Hi Penny! I'm enjoying your beautiful fall photos so much! We have had such a drought here that I'm afraid all we will have is brown leaves this year. One of my dreams is to move to East Texas, where the fall colors rival those up east. We are big believers of dream it, believe it, too!! Hope you are having a wonderful fall.
xo, Andrea

Desire Empire said...

I have the exact same experience, but with France. I am now putting it our there on a home exhange website in order to make my dream a reality. All the very best with your dream.

Carolyn xx

Lesley said...

My hubby and I did Italy three years ago too!! It was not my first time. I have been fortunate as far as travel goes. It has always been a priority for me. Almost as important to me as eating. lol Rome is still my favorite foriegn city. There is really nothing like it. :) We took our kids for the first time this summer to Europe (Paris) for 14 days this past summer. We had such an amazing time... Travel is everything.

Sarah said...

Penny, like your way of getting the dream machine moving in the travel direction. ;-)
Only traveled in Italy once, but I'd love to return someday.

Pondside said...

I'd love to return to Italy too, Penny. My dream is to visit South Africa, and when TGD is allowed to travel it's at the top of my list - but I just have to convince him!

Sam @ My Carolina Kitchen said...

We would like to visit Italy too on our next trip to France and also drive over to Spain. We were in the south of France for two months several years ago and are dying to go back. With my back problems and the price of the euro, we haven't returned (yet).

Definitely keep dreaming. We bought books about our dreams - the Caribbean, France, airplanes - and if you want them enough, you will manage to make them come true. In the meantime, sit in an armchair and go wherever you wish.
Sam

Sherri said...

Penny, what a lovely dream you have!! I hope your dream comes true and soon!

KarenHarveyCox said...

Penny, do you follow My Melange. I just got her newsletter and she has a gorgeous photo of Tuscany on her recent post on Slow Food, Slow Travel.

Thinking of travel dreams...

http://mymelange.net/blog

Karen

bj said...

Oh, yes...I am dreaming of another full family cruise. I don't care where we go, just as long as we are all together, laughing, eating, sightseeing, eating, shopping, eating....:))

Mary said...

I loved Tuscany so much and would return to any part of Italy in a heartbeat............problem is I'm on the final day of packing for you know where!!

Off tomorrow - hope I can keep up and read your posts even if I'm unable to blog.

Love, Mary

Kathleen Grace said...

I am, one baby step at a time, but progress is being made:>)

Wsprsweetly Of Cottages said...

I hope your dream comes true, Penny. They say that visualizing your dreams and things you wish for..makes them come to pass eventually.
I dream of Ireland like that.
My children at least were able to go..perhaps one day I will. Perhaps.
Hugs,
Mona

Adrienne said...

You can sit and dream for the rest of your life - of you can start making your dreams come true. One step at a time. I love the way you are working toward your goal. I dream of moving to another place someday - whether to the sea or the mountains, I know not. Not yet!
~Adrienne~