Winter in Italy

Around this time of year, as myself and fellow teachers scramble to finish assessments and parent-teachers conferences, I find myself beginning the countdown to the oh-so-sweet summer. As I expressed these thoughts to a co-worker on the playground, she stopped me. In response to my dreams of warmer weather and lazy mornings, she said “be careful not to wish your life away.”

I felt the effects of her statement immediately. Being my first winter EVER, I certainly have had my struggles. Luca encouraged me that winter is a time for reflection, reading, tea, and rest. Though in theory it’s a nice idea, I find that a month would have been sufficient. With the words of my blunt British friend ringing in my ears, I am giving this winter another shot.

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