Hi, I’m Lyndsay!
Who among us has been lost before? *all hands raise* It’s not usually something you do on purpose. However, it’s precisely what I suggest. Get lost. Purposely. With purpose.
My absolute favorite activity in a city is picking a neighborhood and taking a walk. Get lost along the way. Explore the shops. Pop in somewhere for a cup of tea. Watch people going about their day.
When you’re traveling somewhere new, prepare. Do your research. Know where you would like to explore and where you shouldn’t venture if you’re on your own. Keep a list of recommendations.
Then, live in the moment. Go on adventures.
If you’re overly concerned with where specifically you’re going and what you’ll be doing when you get there, you won’t find the incredible unexpected encounters and experiences happening all around you.
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Look up. Admire the architecture. Walk into a shop. Be.
Over a summer break in college, I studied art history in Florence, Italy, for three months. We went to class for about two hours each morning. Then, the professor took us on a walking tour throughout the city to experience for ourselves the information we learned about in textbooks. I was living my #bestlife. It was truly living history.
It was then, wandering about Italy, that sparked my love of retelling history with those interested in listening.
After I graduated with my degree in Performance, I moved to New York City and started hunting for what’s known as a Survival Job.
Survival Job (n.): a job that will pay
yourrent and won’t crush your soul too much while you continue on the long road of the neverending journey that is being an actor.
Within my first week, a company had been posted on Playbill looking for Tour Guides. For more than three years, I had the pleasure of working as a licensed New York City Tour Guide who gets to talk about the Greatest City in the World every day.
However, when the pandemic came and rocked everyone’s worlds, I moved out of New York City (for what was only supposed to be a few weeks!) to wait out the storm with my family. City streets transformed into trail walks, and the idea of traveling shifted and changed. One month became two, became ten, which became almost two full years.
Throughout all of this time, I gathered family genealogy documents to apply for jure sanginis–Italian citizenship through descent. (If you have Italian ancestry, you more than likely qualify!)
This led me to move to Italy at the end of 2021. While you can apply at your presiding consulate, moving to Italy was an opportunity I couldn’t pass by. Now, I’m here, writing, reading, reconnecting with my ancestry, and exploring every inch of this incredible country.
This is a living space; we’ll grow together. The rest, as they say, is history.
Always feel free to reach out to me with thoughts, ideas, and questions.
Please join me on this journey to get purposely lost.