I can't believe September is halfway through!
Christmas is in 3 months! aghhh.
Okay, we wont go there, quite yet.
So I stumbled upon some fantastically interesting news.
I recently found out that I can apply for Italian Dual Citizenship.
My Grandfather was born in Italy but because he served in WWII in the US armed services he was automatically made a US citizen before my father was born
that was a dead end as far as applying.
my Grandmother's father and mother (my great-grandparents) were born
in Italy and he was not a naturalized citizen until after my grandmother was born.
What does it mean?
It means one, I'm still an American.
But two, I can be an Italian Citizen as well!
And since they are part of the European Union,
in essence I can potentially live or work in any European country that is part of the Union.
How amazing would it be to live in Italy? Or England :))
I called the Miami Italian consulate to make my citizenship appointment
the positive part: I got to speak with an Irish guy in Cork, Ireland to make my appt.
His accent was sensational.
I kept asking him more questions just so I could prolong the convo.
the negative-bummer part:
my appointment is not until August of 2014!
The Miami Consulate is backlogged with appts for 2 whole years! Can you believe that craziness??
So it will be a little while before I possess any citizenship other than my Americano one.
That's okay though.
It will be an interesting journey I'm sure.
I've already uncovered so many interesting things I never knew about my family.
It's been very fun!
commence the sending out and accumlating of
So just a little note to you, my friends, dig up a little of your own family
history and see if you too might have some interesting stories to uncover
and possible avenues you can explore that might lead you to places you'd
Enjoy some Italia scenery in celebration!