Tuesday, 4 November 2008
Finally it's over.
Tomorrow is my last offical day of work here in Rome! So now I will be a lady of leisure for while until bel ragazzo and I head down to Calabria.
I have been complaining a bit this year about being 'over' Rome when in reality it was mostly due to the fact that I was having issues with my lazy colleague, and that if circumstances were different I would have liked to remain in Sicily ...but that aside I actually do love Rome.
I will miss Rome. Don't get me wrong - I won't be crying all day and night, but there are some things I will miss. I will miss living so close to one of the biggest airports, which made it so easy for us to pop over to Venice for a mini break. I will miss having such a great selection of shops and international restaurants on my door step, but what I am looking forward to the most is that I will have time to miss Rome.
At the moment I see the Colosseum, Trevi Fountain, and all the sites of Rome every day. They are no longer exciting. It's like when you live in London and you don't really care that Big Ben is in front of you, in Paris I am sure the locals rush past the Eiffel Tour without a second glance...and Rome is a little like that for me at the moment. I want to see these sites and remember how excited I was the first time I saw them and the only way to get this enjoyment factor back is to leave Rome behind and come back not as a resident, but as a tourist. At least after working here for so long I will not have to ask any stupid questions!