I may as well jump right into the heart of la dolce vita for me right now, so I’ll go right ahead and say it — I want to spend the rest of my life with My Guy. I’ve never been a romantic kind of girl. Sure, I love romantic movies, and yeah, I’ll cry during the really mushy ones. But I was never good at commitment, and I had a helluva lotta fun as a single girl.
But it really is true — it’ll hit you when you least expect it. I thought he was cute when I first met him, but then he started seeing a mutual friend, so I laid off. But then we got closer and, well, seven months later, we know how that story ended. And we’ve spent the summer together in fairy tale bliss. (Alright, except for a couple rough nights of awkward convos — the closest to an actual fight that we ever come.) It’s our last summer, all things considered. This time next year, we’ll both have real jobs, not worrying about getting off course waitlists and buying textbooks. And honest to goodness, this time next year, I truly believe we will be together. Because — I’ll say it again — I want to spend the rest of my life with him.
I suppose any blog needs to start with that question: What am I doing here?
I’ve attempted a few other blogs. Done a couple by myself… a couple public, and one attempt at a private blog. Tried doing a general blog, tried a more specific. I even bought a domain once, seeking to launch a “successful” blog. I’m not here for that this time… This time, I’m here anonymously, but still as me. I can’t really say what brought me back here. I think it’s a combination of the need to write, the desire to record my last year at college and my first year in a serious relationship, and the simple escapism of the Internet.
I chose the phrase glassare il dolce — Italian for “to ice the cake” — because that’s how I see this blog. For myself, it will serve as icing on my life cake. A little extra something that I do. And it’s what I will primarily be writing about — the icing of life. The good stuff. The stuff you lick off your fingers with a smile. Not just the icing of my life, but other icing that’s out there as well. An article or blog or video or image I come across that encapsulates the idea of glassare il dolce — anything that adds a little something to anything that is already delicious. Because who doesn’t need a little more dolce in their lives?
Photo: “Cinnamon Ice Cream & Raspberry Sorbet” by Flickr user ulterior epicure.