I moved to Rome when I was 25, having spent my entire life in California. 25 years of perfect weather, ridiculous traffic, celebrity spotting, and paying too much for rent. 25 years of studying, going to the beach, studying, getting a job, wishing I was at the beach, working, and having it all come crashing down.
Luckily, I have it all figured out- when life hands you lemons, move to Rome and make delicious lemon gelato.
Now, I’m 20something. I still pay too much for rent, but the cheap and abundant wine more than makes up for the added expense.