My name is Paola Gargiulo. I am an Italian, a professional tour guide, a traveller and nature lover. As you see from my website, I live in one of the most gorgeous areas in the World — the Sorrento Peninsula.
My job as professional guide is considered seasonal job. Normally it begins in March and stays very busy through October. This year, however, we are confronted with a global crisis, the virus Covid-19. Currently here in Italy, we are quarantined in our homes just like most of the world. I never thought I’d experience something like this in my life. It is a tragedy to see all of these hardships, to see the world get knocked down. None of us, I suspect, truly knows what’s going on or what to expect. When I first heard the order for ‘quarantine,’ many questions came to mind — Why? Where?, How?, and What NOW? Without a scientific background or tools to answer these questions, I was very desperate at first. There are no guarantees for the present nor the future. So what should one do with this moment?
My answer is here, what you see right in front of you. I have decided to start writing this blog. I had always dreamed of writing but, for a reason or another, it was never the right moment to begin. But something has changed — not just on the outside but, more important, on the inside. I am gaining a much better understanding these days what is really precious in my life: love, family, friends, and also my dreams. Dreams make us feel alive. So LET’S START DREAMING and GET READY FOR A BRIGHTER TOMORROW!!!