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Twentieth expat profile

Monday, April 12, 2010

When I turned in my latest “Expats in Florence” article, I realized that I had completed 20 of them. I was quite amazed because I hadn’t realized that I’d interviewed that many people and wrote about their coming to Florence. Being an expat in Florence, I am interested to find out how other people came here. I’ve been impressed by each person who has been courageous to move to another country where he/she successfully created an entirely new life.

Through these articles, my intention is to honor each person’s path. Some people, I’ve found out, don’t pause for a moment to look at where they came from and where they are now. It’s a joy for me to write about what they’ve achieved thus far so they can see it for themselves.

One common thread I’ve found is that each person has been able to create a job for themselves with a passion of theirs and make it work in Florence. It can be challenging at times for them, but the rewards are truly great.

I look forward to meeting more expats to hear their stories about their journey to Florence. I hope their stories inspire us all and act as a reminder that finding one’s passion is the key to success here or anywhere.

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