Friday, January 15, 2010

Happy New Year!

I hope everyone had a great holiday and will be able to enjoy 2010. Something tells me it's going to be a great year, perhaps I am just being overly optimistic, but I definitely think it will be better than 2009. For the two or three people who read my blog, I apologize for the long absence. I was in the States celebrating the holidays with family and just did not have the chance to blog. I do however have some nice photos to share in the next few posts.

In addition to everyone in my family being healthy and happy, I received the best Christmas gift ever: my Italian citizenship. I've been trying for almost three years to get it (proving that my family is from Italy, having documents translated, etc.) and finally I have the passport to prove that I am indeed Italian. While I have no immediate plans to move to Italy, the passport will enable me to live or work in any countries of the European Union (Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Cyprus, the Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, the Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, and the United Kingdom) without having to obtain a visa. I can't even begin to explain how huge this is. It's like getting married and having kid.

I hope everyone else had a good holiday too!


Zhu said...

I know how huge it is, because I got my Canadian citizenship last year (and the bonus was, crossing to the US very easily!).

With EU citizenship, you feel like you rule the world ;-)

That's why I won't give up my French passports and keep both citizenships.

Leah said...

Wow, I'm simultaneously very happy for you and very jealous! ;) Felicitations!!!

Angela in Europe said...

Thanks ladies! I am very excited too. And trust me, I worked very hard for a very long time for this.