Friday, March 8, 2019

A post by Isabella....Growing Up in the Italian American Life

A guest post by my niece Isabella, who was very excited to write her first blog post for the Italian American Girl site, she wanted to discuss what it's like growing up Italian American as a 10-year-old. I loved it, hope you do too.

I'm Isabella and I'm 10 years old. With such a successful Aunt, I'm inspired and influenced by her. My life always includes some twists and turns between being a straight-A-student, listening and singing to music, and having to deal with my, lets just say "special" family.

Having an Italian American life is very unique and sometimes a little crazy! When I go to Italy every summer, I feel that rush of excitement everyone feels a certain point of their life. Seeing my cousins and friends (some are boys) makes me wish I could stay there forever! There's always that day, time to leave. I feel great because I miss home. I feel like I'm in despair, too. I don't want leave my Italian friends and family. When I step foot into my house here in New Jersey, it feels so good to be home.

My Nonno and Nonna are also a big influence to me. I feel like I'm in Italy when I'm at their house. Their stories about the history are magnificently detailed from their experience. It means so much to me to have such a great heritage. I wouldn't change it for the world.


By Isabella (The little Italian American Girl)

** Update Isabella is now 17 years old and on her way to college** Time flies! 


Dottie said...

Margaret, your niece Isabella has a flair for writing. She expresses her thoughts very well for a 10 year old. It shows her passion about family and Italy. Loved it. She takes after her very talented aunt. You should be very proud. Thanks for sharing. :)

Italian American Girl said...

Thank you Dottie!

Maria said...

I love reading your blog . More Italian Americans than ever seem to be rediscovering their roots. It would be great if you could share what makes Italy special for you on my website - I'd be happy for you to mention your blog which I am now enjoying following it. In fact I think I'll be mentioning your blog to many of those American Italians who contact me daily through my three websites.