My journey to traveling around the world started years ago. It all started when I was in my early teens, as I envisioned myself traveling around the world, especially to Europe after high school. I worked very hard, saved my money, and after a couple years after graduating from high school, I was able to travel to seven countries in Europe, just five months prior to my accident… I felt on top of the world, and then it all changed. When I was injured, the simplest things were a major task. There was no way I could think of going back to Europe at that time, for example. I started traveling shortly after my injury, but I stayed in the same continent; I only traveled to Mexico and across the U.S. Going back to Europe didn’t seem attainable at that time.
Then a few years later, there was that big desire to “go back some day to Europe…” Still, it was difficult to envision it as a reality. On September of this year, I finally crossed the Atlantic Ocean and made it to Europe, traveling to Spain, finally knowing that yes, I could do it!!!! After a little over seven years, I’m back to my favorite European country and the country I said I’d love to go back to first, Italia!! I am in Rome! Being IN Rome is another dream come true! Not only am I back in Rome, but I am here to model in a fashion show and host! This is comprised of several dreams coming true all into one great experience! The international fashion show is called Modelle & Rotelle (25 models in chairs, 25 standing models, 50 models total, all integrated in a fashion show) and I have the great honor to be the only one from the U.S. and I’m proudly representing!
Cheers to making all your dreams come true!! One day I asked myself, “Why not? Why not reach out for the stars and go for my dreams? I’m still here!”
I hope you can take that same approach and realize how fortunate we are to be in this world, and that we give ourselves the amazing opportunity to follow our dreams, but further than following them, making them a REALITY, YOUR reality! So go for them! Give yourself the precious gift of making your dreams a reality, don’t just “chase” your dreams! Make them true!
I’ll later share more about my experience in Rome ;)!
For now, Grazie and Ciao!
Special thanks to Modelle and Rotelle and Vertical Fondazione: http://www.modellerotelle.it/