Confused. While most families are pretty settled in a home, with a kid or more and feel somewhat secure… why are we so up in the air with everything??
Where will we live, we cannot possibly be doing 6 months in LA and 6 months in Italy for the rest of our lives… or can we?
Where will Z start elementary school? Right now he’s in nursery/ preschool but we can take him out whenever, not like when he really starts school. He won’t be able to miss days to travel and our routine will have to be more fixed/ permanent.
Will he start school in Italy? LA? What language will he learn math in? Science? Ugh.
More kids? Yes, no? I don’t but I do… he doesn’t, but he doesn’t really really? ahaha get in our heads.
But if we do decide to live in LA where? West Hollywood? Malibu? Santa Monica? Beverly Hills?
Ok, if we do decide on Italy…. Rome? Milan? Rimini? Ugh.
So in 2013 when we finally got pregnant we bought our “forever” home and 4 months after Z was born we went back to Italy for the summer/fall came back to our cute home in Los Feliz and decided this can’t be our life. 4 months after being back we found renters for our home and haven’t lived there since. When we are in Italy we have our home which is the most permanent thing we have that is on the beach and we stay there during our summers, when we are in Milan in the fall we rent different places each time so we can figure out what area we like better and what we really want out of a home when we eventually do buy in Milan. So far I’ve learned I need a terrace, I CANNOT deal with those tiny elevators and nothing less than a 4 bedroom. After 6 months in Italy we return to L.A and rent for another 6 months which is a pain in the ass not because every 6 months we put our stuff away in storage and then repack and pack up again… that part is EASY seriously I’ve just gotten used to it and I love the process because it makes things clean, I hate clutter, build up and I feel the importance in my family so much. It’s not about the house, it’s not about the things in it, we are home, home is us three plus Zeppelin. The shitty part is the amount of rent we have to pay for only 6 months. The shorter the lease the more expensive. On top of that we are always traveling in between so it’s not like we really stay there for 6 months! Maybe only 4 max. Like, now for example I am here in Italy and paying two months of rent on a place I’m not even in. Shit like that irritates me. To not frustrate myself I see it as I am working, making money, renting out our other home and I have no rent to pay here in Italy so…. ok, I didn’t feel any better. Anyway, we are planning the next month and a half of our lives so thats a step forward!! At least for the next two months we have a plan. Baby steps. <3 E.
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