Many people have asked, how did you decide to write a book? I have to admit, I did not set out to write a book when I first started this adventure in Italy. I simply kept a journal of everything I was seeing and feeling from the new experiences I was having in Italy. I knew that these moments would be the "time of my life" and I did not want to forget a single moment, good or bad.
As my life in Italy continued and I fell in love with Vincenzo, I realized what I had was really a treasure for me to hold dear. However, I also wanted to inspire others to keep their sense of curiosity and adventure... and to take a chance on a a feeling in their heart (or their gut) if it calls to them. That's when I realized that I should write about my story. To inspire a sense of adventure in others. Today, when I sign the book, I always write "Follow Your Heart" as this is what I did to make my life in Italy unfold.