‘diventare uno con me stessa’

Almost six months ago, I wrote my first Tesoro Irlandese blogpost. In this post, I spoke about my intentions for moving to Rome and my intentions with the blog. Upon rereading my 2021 content in anticipation of 2022, I have found myself to have misled my own content. Please accept my most sincere apology.

I had hoped to write this blog with the intention of documenting my adventures and my experiences in Rome, the city I fell in love with so many years ago. Instead, I have only documented my adventures. Rarely have I let you into my head. Please accept this belated invitation.

Initially, I imagined this blog would only reach as far as my friends and my family. However, it has stretched out and reached all the way to India, Canada, China, Australia, USA, New Zealand and South Korea, much to my pure joy and befuddlement. Somehow, knowing there is a wider audience than just my closest friends, I feel as though I must show up to my original intentions and show you much more of my real lived experiences in Rome. If you wanted a simple travel blog, I’m sure you could find that steady high-quality content elsewhere.

After taking to Instagram to pick my audience’s collective brain on what content they have been missing, I heard loud and clear that I must follow up with my intentions and give you all the dirty secrets and drama that inevitably come with growing into myself in a new place. Over the coming months, I will be filling this blog with all my favourite places, spaces, adventures, food, music and venues as before. But this time, I solemnly swear to give you all the hot T & spicy musings, too. (You will find all this content over on this Crybaby O’Clock page)

As I say in Blogpost One, I had hoped that this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to live in Rome would open up for me many of the avenues of myself that I had long ago forgotten; that it would remind me of who I have been, who I am, and who I will be. I called it a coming home to myself and, interestingly, translated that to diventare uno con me stessa. To become one with myself. It has been a difficult but wholly rewarding process so far and I cannot wait to share with you more of myself. The more I discover here, in the places and people I meet, the more I find myself again.

Alla prossima,
Ciara Aoife O’Síoráin (che desidera diventare una bella donna figa come gli italiani)

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