About Blog

I will be spending the summer of 2012 in Pescara, Italy working as an au pair. As I have spent the last few months getting way too excited and googling way too many things about Italy, I’ve realized there really isn’t much out there (at least in the English speaking domain) about this city and this region of Italy. So other than traveling enthusiasts etc., I hope people who are really wondering about Pescara happen upon this Blog! I will be trying very hard to give good review of the various areas I get to know. The same goes for au pairing, I will try to provide helpful posts for the au pair hopeful.

The Beginning of My Story:

I am a student and the University of Washington majoring in bioengineering. I have been having a hard time in school lately for a number of personal reasons, and in the end of all that I’ve found myself having a mid-college crisis. It’s not that I don’t know what I want to do- I love bioengineering and will do whatever it takes to complete my degree, it’s on a more philosophical level in that I feel like I have not done enough in my 20 years. Sounds strange to say because that is still so young, but I have never taken a break from school. I was top of my class in high school, direct admit into the bioengineering program here, and have stayed in Seattle to work over summers ever since going to college. So I think it’s my natural claustrophobia and life ambition finally coming through that wants to take a break from being a student in a school and finally have a chance to be a real person.  Strangely on one hand I find myself saying that I’m finally going to get a sense of real life this summer, but also saying I get to take a break from real life. So basically my goal is to figure out which, if either, is true, and come up with a plan to tackle the rest of college while I’m at it. Sounds like a simple task huh? Well at least it’s coming through amazing means.

My summer will be spent as an au pair in the city of Pescara, Italy. It’s in the Abruzzo region in Italy, east of Rome on the Adriatic. This area is often overlooked by tourists so I am looking forward to getting to know real Italian life style without immediately being associated with the ever looming crowds of tourists. My posts will be a mix of pure travel, food, adventure, life as an au pair, and personal reflections. My story continues through out my posts, enjoy! If you have any questions about Pescara feel free to comment!

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  1. With all of our modern technology today I think it truly is difficult to be a young person, too many choices available as well as a lot of pressure to succeed. Some times a bend in the road of life makes us have to pick a road we may not have otherwise traveled. I hope this adventure in Pescara, Italy helps you take a step back, gives you the opportunity to breath so that you can ultimately get to where you want to be. Good luck and enjoy Italy…..We’ll be following your adventure!

  2. Hi Michelle, we really enjoy following your adventures in Itally and have nominated you for the Versatile Blogger Award. If you would like to accept, please stop by http://rezichfamilykitchen.wordpress.com/ for the details. Take care….Nancy

  3. Lori

    I just stumbled upon your blog, and i must say I know exactly why you did this. I actually am in pescara now for the same reasons (well kind of… im doing an internship at an architecture office here) and its been an awesome experience so far..

    it’s nice to see someones same experience in the same place at the same age!

  4. Tricia

    hey!!! i somehow stumbled upon your blog and found it very helpful…i’m actually au pairing in Pescara now and I just got here the other day. i don’t know anyone here, so if you have any advice about how to meet people my age please let me know! or advice about anything else would be great too. Thanks 😀

    • Hi Tricia,
      I’m sorry I never responded to this, I got out of touch with my blogging! I hope your experience is going/has gone well! I’m glad you found my page helpful, when I was preparing to move there I know I found very little online (in English) about the area, so I’m glad to add to that. You’ve obviously probably figured everything out by now, but if you still want any perspective from me let me know!
      Michelle

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