I don’t like writing about myself much, but today I’m making an exception to the rule because something really special has happened to me. I’m a smalltown girl and, unlike Jimmy Sommerville, I’ve never left the place where I live to find fortune somewhere else. I’ve been working and studying hard all my life, and I can assure you it’s not easy being a fixed-term contract high-school teacher in Italy nowadays, especially if you are married, with a little daughter, in your thirties: you have to overcome difficult situations all the time, and you still hope to land a contract the following school year.
Despite all this, something amazing has arrived to cheer me up and to boost my self-esteem: I’ve been chosen as a contributor for the brand-new Vogue Italia site, and you may understand the importance of this to me. I’m a smalltown girl, who lives in a place where all the things you like are not available, who is out of any vaguely exciting social life (hey, but I’ve got a gorgeous multiplex nearby!), who is far from being fashionable or trendy or whatever (I’m still stuck between the 70s and the 90s, help!). But I’ve learnt dreams can sometimes come true, thanks to hard work and stubborness. I’ve been criticised a lot when I quit my blog in Italian and started this one in English, but I think that was a change for good: isn’t it extremely flattering when something you have written in Italian AND in English all by yourself is published on such an important site? It surely is for me.
In the sidebar I’ve added a space which I’ll keep updated with all my articles on Vogue Italia. Please let me know your opinions!