Welcome! I'm Chiara, triple negative breast cancer survivor; here is my journey, I hope it helps you!

GRADUATING MIDDLEBURY COLLEGE

GRADUATING MIDDLEBURY COLLEGE

WHERE I WAS IN MY LIFE….

August 2014: I graduated from Middlebury College with a Master's degree in Italian Culture. I spent the last sixteen months studying in Middlebury, Vermont, Florence, Italy and Oakland, California. The time spent in Italy was magical...twelve wonderful months of delicious food, melodic sounds, enchanting sceneries and breathtaking art. I specialized in Art History and fell in love with Michelangelo, Botticelli, Raffaello, Ghirlandaio, Da Vinci, and Fra Angelico. I worked hard and traveled a lot. In the winter we had seven weeks off, and I traveled sola to Paris, Prague, Budapest, Lisbon, Vienna, Barcelona and Madrid: I LOVE to travel, and I do it well. The program was tough - we were taught in Italian, and required to write fifteen page papers, in the foreign language, on topics like mafia, history, politics, philosophy, art history, cinema and food. I didn't want to leave my motherland; the sound of the Italian language is music to my ears, and always has been, since I grew up with off-the-boat parents. However, I had promised my boyfriend that I'd come home and live with him - to start our future together and search for my new career. Back to Jersey I flew, but little did I know what lay ahead....

 

 

(UN)HAPPY BIRTHDAY!

(UN)HAPPY BIRTHDAY!