Tuesday, July 15, 2008

Trenta

I haven't posted in a while - no Internet connection at home for a week, and then a lot of things going on. But today, I have to write down something! Of course, I have a ton of good food to show off, but I'm not sure if I'll have time at the moment. In about half an hour I'm going to dinner, to celebrate my own birthday! I'm not shy, so here is the age: thirty! I know, nothing really changes. And I don't mind getting older, really. I like the idea of having more and more experiences in life. But today, at some point, I went to the doctor, and she told me: 'For people who are thirty and older, we recommend...'. Well, hearing that was a little shocking. I have actually passed the border!
But I'm quite happy about my life for now. It's been a lot of unexpected things one after another. I would have never guessed I would live in the US when I was younger. Actually, I kind of disliked the idea of the US. You know, the stereotype of US in Europe: arrogant and ignorant people everywhere! So, I thought it would haven been more likely for me to go to Africa than US. It sounded more inspiring. Yet, I haven't been to Africa yet, and I have actually really enjoyed the US. People are on average really nice - and at times, now, when I go back to Italy, I find myself somewhat out of place, not being used anymore to the nervousness of people around. Yet, of course, I don't feel at home in the US either. I talked to many people, and it seems to be the situation of almost every immigrant. So, nowadays I think of myself as a citizen of the world. I have no idea of where I'm going to be in another year. This is something I learned for sure: no plans are possible in life! What can we do, then? Well, my philosophy is to try to be passionate about life and to care for the people we meet, and who are close or far. Be joyful, smile. Yet be honest, and be sad if that's what has to be. Be curious. Be open. Be trustful.
Well, at least, that's what I think. Love, and do what you want!
Half an hour has almost gone, and I'm going to go to dinner. See you soon on these screens, my dear readers!

6 comments:

Rosa's Yummy Yums said...

Happy birthday! Welcome to the club! Be reassured, it changes nothing... I even feel better than when I was 20!

Cheers,

Rosa

Simona said...

Tanti Auguri a te!

Nupur said...

Happy Birthday, Marta! Here's wishing you plenty of joy and happy adventures in the years to come.

Yanli said...

Happy birthday, dear Marta!
You know, I could not agree with you more on this: "at times, now, when I go back to Italy, I find myself somewhat out of place, not being used anymore to the nervousness of people around. Yet, of course, I don't feel at home in the US either.... So, nowadays I think of myself as a citizen of the world. "

Minimegamondo said...

Anche se in ritardo: buion compleanno.

elena said...

hehe :) mi sono ri-creata uno username solo per poter commentare il tuo blog...

Continuo a pensare al regalo di compleanno che ancora non ti abbiamo spedito :( ... mi sa che mi deciderò a mandarti almeno il mio biglietto, con ben due mesi di ritardo...

altrimenti temo che la mamma te lo consegnerà quando vieni qui a Natale :( , che triste non mi sono mai piaciute le feste "accumulate"

bacioni --Elly--