Lately I have been exerting much of my energy into several projects and really enjoying them. I have started taking a conversational Italian class with Lori, the same teacher from whom I had taken the Italian grammar classes prior to my trip to Italy last spring.
The classes so far are a good challenge for me because the other three students are all better at Italian than I am and I have to really put forth an effort to keep up. For an hour and a half the class is mostly conversation in Italian and there is a little reading for pronunciation and comprehension as well. I really need the practice so that I can still communicate in Italian when I go back to Italy in a few months.
I also have my photo note cards up and running on the Etsy site and if you like you can check it out here. CARDZBYMARGIEEEE
Marketing and sales are not my forte so not much is happening in that area yet but it is a work in progress.
I am also planning the Italy trip and am online on Cruise Critic arranging a personalized excursion for 6-8 people on the Amalfi Coast.
The other thing that really excites me is that I have finally gotten serious about writing my book and am on the third chapter as of now. The book is based on my blog with much more detail and insight. I set some goals and deadlines for myself and am writing every day so I hope to be able to publish it by the end of the summer.