As Bello and I prepare to hit the road this Sunday for Italy & Spain, my excitement is hard to contain. Our passports have missed us. With 90 days of travel ahead of us, we’re working our tails off, trying to get our business in order before we depart.
For my part, I’m wrapping up my recipe posts this week. With the exception of making Roasted Poblano Risotto to finish my Recipe in the Making Series, I’m taking it easy on myself these last few days in the kitchen. I’m about to go into an inspiration period where I’m researching food and wine across Italy and Spain while traveling. It should be fun to see how this impacts my CookingforBello posts and my wine obsessive Tweets @cookingforbello.
Thinking ahead, I’ll miss being close to my family and friends here in Ohio. It was here we set up camp for a few months before our life on the road began.
I’ll miss working from this very spot, my temporary home office that contains all the material items Bello and I kept with the exception of 20 boxes of kitchen items in storage.
It also contains the first piece of Bello’s Art I saw, the very piece that convinced me, our lives had to change so that we could focus on following our passions.
I believe in my Husbands talent, I see his dedication, focus and hard work. I know, one day all the sacrifices we are making to allow ourselves the freedom to chase our passions, will turn our dreams into reality.
We do have big dreams and we’re taking big risks to achieve them. We’re not sure where our journey will take us but one thing I know for sure, is how grateful I am to have supportive friends, family and fellow bloggers.
In the midst of blogging my heart out on CookingforBello these last few months, Bello and I also decided to launch the Art of Living on the Road together. For us, it’s a natural progression of our lives and our careers merging as we dedicate ourselves, our time and energy to our passions for Art, Travel and Food. We also know, the tricks we’ve learned for saving money, enough money to allow us this life, are something that can help others, so we’ll be sharing those as well as @ALORGypsyTips.
We hope you’ll join us on the next steps of this big adventure called life. We promise if nothing else, you’ll get a postive uplifting distraction from inspiring vistas and foodie finds.
Bello’s Art can be purchased at: Paolo Ferraris Colors and Etsy