Update on Lucia

I want to thank everyone who has reached out in support and encouragement to my friend Lucia but as they say in Italy, “che sarà sarà,” or “what will be will be.”

I just wanted to let you know that I finally was able to speak with Lucia by
Skype today and the deadline for confirming with Disney is tomorrow, which is almost now in Italy with the time difference. She already told them she is not going to be able to come because of the monetary issues.

After talking more with her and letting her in on my intentions with the blog post, etc., she was very moved by the sentiments of Americans to offer her encouragement and support.  I think she is not that disappointed in not coming here now because she is focused on attending the university in Italy later this year.

So while I am disappointed I applaud her efforts and determination to accomplish the goal of getting an education. Like she says, she can come to America after that. The most important thing she told me today is that she believes in herself.

Mille  grazie!

About Margie Miklas

An award-winning author, Margie Miklas writes medical thrillers and travel memoirs about Italy, a place which has captured her passion for travel. She is also the creator and owner of the travel blog, Margie in Italy, and a contributing writer for an Italian-American newspaper. A retired critical-care nurse, she enjoys spending time with her family, including her three cats. Her favorite place is the beach, and she likes learning new computer skills, when she is not writing. A member of the Florida Writers Association, Margie makes her home in Florida.
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1 Response to Update on Lucia

  1. I just read your posts today about Lucia – it is disappointing that she will not be coming to America now. However I’m happy to read that she will plan to visit in the future – maybe her school offers a study abroad in America program? Either way, I wish her every personal and professional success!


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