Alecia's Story

  • Alecia's Story

    A Giant Leap of Faith

    We are taking a giant leap of faith into the unknown.  I found the following quote by Leo Buscaglia which resonated with me.  My family, those of us who are on this Italian citizenship adventure, are risking all to be truly free. “The person who risks nothing does nothing, has nothing, is nothing, and becomes nothing.  He may avoid suffering and sorrow, but he simply cannot learn, feel, change, grow, or love.  Chained by his certitude, he is a slave; he has forfeited his freedom.  Only the person who risks is truly free.” Once We’re Italian Citizens, Then What? In my last post, I talked about applying to have our…

  • Alecia's Story

    Accidentally Italian, On Purpose

    Have you ever wished that you were someone else?  That your life could be different?  I know I sure have. In fact, I am accidentally Italian, and I am seeking citizenship on purpose. I like to think of myself as a traveler, as someone who has an unquenchable wanderlust.  I’ve already been to 48 states in the U.S. and 24 countries around the world, including in Europe, the Caribbean, North America, Central America, and Southeast Asia. I went on a high school trip to Italy and Greece, and I fell in love with Italy. I have Italian blood, and when I was there, I felt like I belonged.  Imagine my…