martedì 26 marzo 2013

Coming Home

I'm Finally back to Italy after almost 3 months :) nice weather and delicious food are waiting for me :) in the meanwhile thanks to Victoria's Secret in Cph airport for making my flight so pleasant <<3

lunedì 25 marzo 2013

Australia baby!!!

Now it' official, I will spend my fall semester in Perh, Australia!! A dream is about to come true :)

Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover. Mark Twain

My journey started 3 years ago, when I have decided to enter the vast world of business schools. I was born in a small town near Milan, but since I was a child that small world wasn’t enough for me. I wanted more; I wanted to dream, to discover new things, to break away. I tried to get ahead with a swimming career, but the more I reached the more I wanted.  The more my mind opened, the more space to fill in with new experiences there was. That is how I learned the discipline, the determination and the passion for what I am doing. Only with passion the greatest results are possible, and that’s why I think this is the most important quality to achieve. Thanks to the passion I had developed, I opened my way one centimeter at the time and I finally ended up here, in Copenhagen 1430km from home, 143,000,000cm. In 2009 I got into one of the most prestigious Business school in the world, . For the first time in my life my desire of knowledge and my curiosity were shared with other people, the others around me accepted my determination and competitiveness.  I felt home for the first time. Unfortunately that home was still too small. After my exchangein Sweden I decided to continue my studies with a Master program abroad. I wanted something more from life. I took the risk, I step ahead and I left the “ safe harbor”, the” safe havn”, coming here in Kobenhavn.  

I don’t take anything that I had for granted; I know that the opportunities I have been given are a dream came true and I will never stop thanking my parents and everyone who believed in to make this dream possible. Now I have the possibility to take my dream one step ahead, 15,613km from home. On day  I received an e-mail , saying I had been selected among a thousand of students for one of the top southern hemisphere University, in Perth.  At first my mind was full of excitement, joy, and a glimpse of fear, this country is really far away, far from that safe harbor. When I suddenly realized it was Australia what they were talking about every fear was gone. Since my childhood I have always dreamt about that mystic country, I spent hours in the local zoo just to see kangaroos and koalas. At some mysterious level this was an opportunity I have always wanted to have.

Australia’s national culture is mainly found on sports, Australian football in particular. Life, like football it’s all about centimeters, one step in the wrong place and everything you have work for years can be over. However, it wouldn’t worth living, or playing if you didn’t want to take the chance to step ahead again, to walk that 1,561,300,000cm. Therefore I am ready to fight for every centimeters that separates me from my dream, because I know that when I’ll add them up, that will make the difference. Consequently everyone who has made any sacrifice for me, my parents, my boyfriend, myself, finally will be rewarded.

Judith <3

venerdì 22 marzo 2013

Handmade with love, Easter cards

Eatser is coming why not wishing happy Easter  using handmade cards? here is how to make them in easy steps: first  buy some colored cards with spring colours.

then with these Punches I got from Panduro I cut off some flowers and hearts to put on the cards

To add a unique touch I bought also this small stamp

In the end I simply glue the flowers and the other shapes on the cards, and here there are, cheap, unique, handmade beautiful cards :)

venerdì 15 marzo 2013

New York New York

 New York was our final destination, from Phoenix we took a night fligh to the east coast. Arriving in such a big city after the loneliness of the Arizona desert was quite a shock :) Anyway the city that never sleeps was unbelivable and it was definitely worth the stressful days we experienced since we had such a little time and so much to visit.

 The final destination has arrived, after four days in New York it was time to go back home, with this country, these people and these landscape sculpted in m heart <3

giovedì 14 marzo 2013

Grand Canyon and Phoenix

 After our in the Nevada desert we finally arrived in Arizona, the Grand Canyon State. The scenario meda me speechless: it was incredible expecially during the sunset when every stone magically turned red. After a couple of days we went back on the road to reach Pheonix, one of the biggest and definitely warmest city in the USA. During the journey we stopped to se the Montezuma Castle and the city of Flagstaff where we crossed the Road 66.

 When we arrived in Phoenix we were so damn tired but and we didn't expect such a warm temperature. Arizona can be quite warm in summer :) :) despite the heat the city was amazing, and I really think I met the most kind people in the whole planet. We spent the last two days shopping and lying in the swimming pool. Then we were ready for the next , and unfortunately last, destination.

Waking up in Vegas!

After two relaxing days in the desert we hit the road to LAS VEGAS. Luxor hotel has been my choice, strange and unusual enough to satify the vegas standards :) From our room on the top of the piramid we enjoyed the view of the Strip and the Nevada desert.

mercoledì 13 marzo 2013

Death Valley National Park

Here we were, in the most incredible place I've ever seen. Only the desert around us and yellow mountains without any kind of life on them. The temperature was seriously hot, more than 115 F degrees. I will never forget those breath taking views, that hotel in the middle of the desert, that roads that seemed endless.