Since my other blog has now bit the dust, and if you haven’t followed along or have just stumbled across me for the first time, let me get you up to speed on things.
I’m originally from South Dakota USA, married to an Italian and have been living in Italy since May 2002. I obtained Italian citizenship in September 2006 after an almost 3 year wait when I was told it would only take two years. I haven’t been back to the States since 2005 when my father passed away. First in part due to seems every year becomes more and more expensive to go and second I fear that if I go, I may not come back to Italy.
What else is new? Well, my husband and I HAD hoped on opening a gelateria (Italian ice cream shop) in Galveston, Texas but those plans fell through after the guy that was going to go in on this project backed out in not so many words. Actually no words. We pretty much had the business plan almost done, just needed some information from him which he kept putting off finding out. Two weeks became a month and so on. So needless to say my opinion of this guy isn’t very high, unless it was his wife who was behind all of this, which wouldn’t surprise me any.
My husband and I hope to one day move to Canada. No specific place in mind, anywhere that can find a job that will sponsor the visa necessary in order to move, through the Provincial Nominee Program. My husband is a computer technician with 13 years experience, working with both Macintosh and Windows OS. I have 12 years experience in customer service, 6 years waitressing and 4 years teaching English as a second language. I have been off and on looking for jobs, but has been difficult due to many employers being rather hesitant about hiring someone from abroad. I have put job hunting on hold for the moment in hopes we can save up some serious cash in order to move. HOPEFULLY we’ll be able to do it. Neither one of us want to spend the rest of our lives here in Italy. Our motives for wanting to leave Italy and move to Canada, next post. So keep checking back!