GRATITUDE FRIDAY: Ladies Lunch
Sounds silly, but it is important, especially in a country where ladies don't often “do lunch” (ok, the big cities are a little different but not that much...). When I first moved here and for about 2 years after that, I was quite lonely and perplexed but not having made a circle of friends like I had in the states (I know many of you expat in Italy girls can relate to this). It took awhile to find and build friendships, but it finally happened. And maybe because of the “challenge” it was, I appreciate just the concept of “ladies lunch” even more.
After 5 days sick in bed and probably all around exhausted after a long season, I was feeling less than “up for” a ladies lunch. But I wasn’t about to cancel, no way. Three hours of bonding, laughs and just a little wine, was just what the doctor ordered.
I am so grateful to finally have girlfriends nearby to do ladies lunch. Salute!