2018,  Family,  Instagram,  Italy,  Musings,  Social Media,  Travel

Musings: 30 Days of Italy

The perfect social diary of my time in Italy.

Really, it was also my way of sharing my gratitude for my Italian travels. As if my posting while in Italy wasn’t enough, I decided to share a new Italy post per day for the entire month of November. Not even worried about overgramming, cause I’m so thankful for the experience and trip. It was also a way for me to openly journal my thoughts about and during my trip. I had every intention of journaling every day I was there, but by the end of our busy days, the last thing I wanted to do was journal. Most nights I’d scroll through social media for thirty minutes (or more, who are we kidding) and then pass out!

As will all my travels, I always create a location-specific hashtag. This was no different, of course — #GaneebansDoItaly. Even if I’m the only person using it, it is great to be able to click on the hashtag and relive my trip.

I thought it would be fun to recap each day here, in case you were interested. As you’ll see, I stuck to a format for these 30 posts. Feel free to go check out on my IG:

Day 1 – TRAVEL
Day 2 – GUIDED TOURS
Day 3 – TOURISM
Day 4 – PERSPECTIVE
Day 5 – LE GIRLS – This is what Marisa, our tour guide, would call Lil and I.
Day 6 – AESTHETICS
Day 7 – MOZZAFIATO – In Italian this means breathtaking.
Day 8 – BUTTA LA PASTA – An Italians phrased used as they head home for lunch and call to say “throw in the pasta!”
Day 9 – DETAILS
Day 10 – HUMILITY
Day 11 – BLOOM
Day 12 – VULNERABILITY
Day 13 – INTENTION
Day 14 – MENS SANA EN CORPORE SANO – Loosely translated  as “a healthy mind in a healthy body.”
Day 15 – INDULGE
Day 16 – LEGACY
Day 17 – NOVELTY
Day 18 – ANDIAMOTechnically translated to ‘here we go.’
Day 19 – SORELLINATranslated to ‘little sister’ in Italian.
Day 20 – MAMMAMom in Italian.
Day 21 – PAPÀDad in Italian.
Day 22 – THANKFULI used a thankful-for-my-fam theme this week since it was the week of Thanksgiving. 
Day 23 – CAPTURE
Day 24 – HIDDEN GEMS
Day 25 – ORIGINALITY
Day 26 – ENCHANTING
Day 27 – AUTHENTIC
Day 28 – VIBRANT
Day 29 – IMMERSE
Day 30 – INDULGE

Through the thousands of pics I took while on vacation, it was fun to find ones to describe how I felt during different parts of the trip. Different cities elicited different emotions, but overall, each day I woke up extremely grateful that I was in a beautiful country with three of my favorite humans. Most people don’t get to do that, so gratefulness kept me rooted in my thoughts and actions. I really want to blog the entire trip, but crafting posts for the entire trip feel extremely daunting. So, I may not. I still have the SF Giant Race 10k recap looming over my blogger head too. Funny thing is, I’ve blogged other stuff already, but this all seems like more effort than I’m willing to put forth here right now. To honor how I feel, I have not written anything. For now, IG pics will suffice. Despite feeling as if my pictures (and words) don’t do Italy justice, but I hope you enjoyed my social diary.

Arrivederci!

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