Marisa's First Christmas

My One-Word Theme for 2014: SALUTE

It’s an Italian word this year, pronounced “sah LOOT eh,” and I’ve chosen it for its various meanings.

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Baby Fabio - 10 weeks

New Beginnings and Such

I’ve been trying to get a post up here for months now. I’ve started a few, but it just hasn’t happened as I’ve struggled with how to express the whirlwind we’ve been experiencing here from my miscarriage last spring to where we are now. So let’s just get this out there once and for all.

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FINISH in Kulpmont, PA

Finish What You Start — Or Don’t. That’s Cool Too.

“If it’s important you’ll find way. If not, you’ll find an excuse.”

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Convento Santa Maria degli Angeli, Badolato, Calabria, Italy

Start Where You Are

Don’t let anyone, especially that perfectionist in your head, tell you that you can’t or that you’re not good enough. You are — or at least you will be — but you’ll never get there without starting.

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GROW - Thanks for use of the image, Tim!

My One-Word Theme for 2013: GROW

The past two years, I’ve adopted a one-word theme to guide me throughout the next twelve months; I’ve always waited until after the new year to write about the choice here, but this year I can’t wait. I don’t like to wish away time, but I could not be more ready for 2012 to end and for 2013 to begin.

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Michelle FabioMichelle Fabio is an American attorney-turned-freelance writer living in her family's ancestral village in Calabria, Italy and savoring simplicity one sip at a time.

 
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