I am an American woman. I live in Rome with two dogs: Lula (a 14 year old wolfhound mix) and Morgan (a 2 year old Welsh Terrier). I moved to Italy 24 years ago to work for an international organization. I loved my job for a long time and then I didn’t. My work has always been an incredibly important part of who I am. When it started to be less than fun it affected me very badly, physically and emotionally. So I resigned. And now I am taking some time off to figure out what to do with the rest of my life. I never imagined that a prolonged period of navel contemplation was a luxury I could afford. But I need some healing time and I need to get my groove back. So here I am. Unemployed. Regrouping. Wondering what’s next. In Rome.