Three months living in Nashville are already gone. They’ve been three intense months, really exhausting in somehow. We tested our patience and most of all our couple’s relationship. We fought like there’s no tomorrow. We reconciled.
After three months we start to take stock of the situation, we draw a hypothetical line. But most of all after three months I started
to be nostalgic for the things left. Yep, it was unavoidable. You realize what really you’re missing, but you know that for a long time you’ll be without it.
I’m going to list all of the things that I’m missing the most. I hope I won’t add other ones in future.
First of all, my dearest affections. I’m missing my family so much. My sister, for example, I used to see her almost every day. Also my parents. Now we usually FaceTime together, but not every day, because of the time zone.
I’m missing my usual friends. When I was living in Sassuolo, I used to meet my friend at the park and while we were doing gossip, our children used to play together.
Right now is not that bad here in Nashville: there is a nice Italian community and when we meet up their company really warms my heart!
I miss the comfort to have everything within reach. My husband and I love ride bicycles and if we had necessity to go, for example, to the pharmacy or to run errands, we were ready to get on the bike!
Now for ANYTHING, even to empty the garbage, we are forced to use the car. Everything is too far away!! It often happens that my husband tells me: “Do you want to go there…? It’s pretty close, it will only take 20 minutes…” This is to let you understand the distances.
I’ve done years in Sassuolo without a car, because I was living 5 minute walking from work. Here in Nashville it would not be possible! I’m going to show you my fireball 😉
I miss the old town center. Here there isn’t the historical center concept, closed to traffic. Something very similar exists in the Downtown neighborhood of Nashville, where on weekends you can walk from one place to another. Too bad that underage people are not welcome…
I miss the “tanks” in the center, the walks and the chats between a shop window and another one. We call them like that in Sassuolo.
I miss those nice shops so welcoming, from intimate and family style, like the Brums shops. Go to Brums shops is an fascinating experience: it’s like being a child again, like breathing the delicate scent of baby powder. I love it <3
Ph credits Brums
I miss the quality of clothing and Made in Italy style. Despite the variety of American brand, you have to be very careful in buying clothes with high percentage of polyester. When I buy something for the girls, to avoid mistakes, I always check the label.
There’s not too much to say: Italians in fashion do it better !! 😉
I miss my hairstylist and my beautician. I’m a person with a quite routine character… Go to the hairstylist is becoming a titanic challenge.
Here in Nashville you have three possibilities to take care of your hair: you can choose to cut it not using shampoo just to be clear and it costs a little less than $20. At your own risk!
Then there is the hairdresser salon, it is usually a fancy place and you can recognize it very well, where you can find all sorts of unimaginable treatments and where they would care about your hair like never before, but it costs as a kidney. For ONLY dye hair, they asked me $70. It’s not even said that the result will worth it eh…
In the end there’s the do “it all by yourself way”, the one that I have experienced recently to dye my hair. It costs just $12.
I miss Chanteclair (universal degreaser) and Chanteclair. Yes, I know, they’re not purely ecological products, but when I had to clean the apartment where we lived, without Chanteclair it was harder and the result wasn’t satisfactory. Other than elbow grease!!
The Vanish did miracles on dirty clothes of the girls. For now, I didn’t find a good product yet!
To round off the list, I miss bidet so bad. Here, I wrote it once and for all. I purposely put it at the end, because start with this wasn’t very poetic. Although bidet would deserve the Oscar award for the best invention in all history!!
P.S. Here in Nashville not all the stores sell the intimate wash. I, for example, still looking for it…”
Traslated by Alice Perego.