Hello, friends and welcome to my new blog! I will begin by telling you a little about myself. I was born and raised in Seattle, Washington. After graduating from UW and working in Seattle for six years, I decided to take a leap of faith and move my life to Phoenix, Arizona during the summer of 2014. When I say I took a leap of faith... I really mean it, as I had neither a job nor any friends awaiting me in Phoenix- just an overwhelming feeling this was where God was directing my life.
While researching which universities and companies I would be applying to in Phoenix, the opportunity arose to travel to Roma this fall and work with the Sisters of Charity at the Vatican. For as long as I can remember, it has been a dream of mine to live in Roma and work at the Vatican, alongside my fellow Catholics.
As much as I love Roma and all things Italian, I have to admit...I am a bit nervous about living in a new country and experiencing so much of a new culture (while not speaking any of the language!) My "Type A/detailed planner" personality is having a hard time letting go of control (i.e. Where will I do my laundry? What if I run out of money? (legit fear) What if my passport is stolen?? (aka what if I lose it, ha). Where in the world will I get my nails done?! Those who know me know I always have shellac polish on my perfectly manicured nails!! These are all the important questions in life, right? ; )
All kidding aside, it would be foolish to allow my fears (and questions which can be easily answered) to dictate my life and my decisions. I refuse let this incredible experience pass me by, so.....HERE I GO! I simply cannot wait to continue my growth as a woman and follower of Christ. I officially begin my "Roman Holiday" on September 8th. I would kindly ask you all keep me in your prayers and if there is anything in Roma or Italy you would like to see, LET ME KNOW and I will try and make it happen! And please (Lisa Binetti) no silly requests like, "I want to see you make out with a hot Italian guy!!!" I will not be documenting that ; )