Ever thought of living somewhere completely different, but not sure about making the move permanently?
Why not spend a year in Italy?
This family from the USA did just that. They loved the experience!
We've heard from so many other people who have done the same sort of thing. We even shared the story of a grandmother from California, who left behind 5 kids and 10 grandchildren to spend time in Italy.
It is incredible what you can achieve ... if you have the courage to follow your dreams.
Why? I hear you ask.
Well, firstly to get your head straight and clear out so much noise.
Wherever you live, no matter if it is Wichita, New York, New Delhi or anywhere else, you get so caught up in local customs, expectations, politics.
Sometimes you lose sight of the wood for the trees, lose sight of who you really are, what is important to you.
I know. I've been there.
So involved in local issues, in meeting other people's expectations, angered by politics, keeping up with the latest car, newest phone.
Going somewhere else for a year calms that mania, puts it all in perspective again. Makes you realise just how silly it all was.
Try it! Here are 12 reasons why Italy is a great choice for your escape.
When you go back home, I guarantee you won't feel the same about things anymore. You'll be way calmer, at peace and able to laugh off the narrow minded expectations and anger of others.
The trouble is you WILL find the life you left behind no longer satisfies.
I've experienced that myself and heard from countless others who feel the same way. One of those is a friend who left the UK, for a visit to Positano, and never went back.
Then we've the story of a mother of three boys who decided to leave behind her old life for good and "woke up one morning with a stream of sunlight coming through the shutters, the smell of espresso coffee and the sound of Italians chatting among themselves under my balcony. Here I was, on the Cilento Coast, south Italy in my new home, starting a new life. Wife, mother of 3 boys"
In many cases that year in Italy turns into forever. Will that be the case for you?
Unless you have the courage to begin planning that first step now you will never find out.