I’m a big believer in dreams – in having them, in following them and ultimately in bringing them to life.
I’m Claire – a London girl – who in 2018, made a pretty big dream of my own come true. I packed up my life and moved solo from London to Italy. This wasn’t a life-long ambition of mine – in fact, I had never, ever lived abroad before! All I can say is that at 34 years old, I had an inner knowing that this was the next step for me in my life, despite not knowing anyone there or speaking the language!
In under eight months, I turned what were words in my journal into what is now my reality. It has been the most incredible, transformative experience. If I can make such a radical change in my life, despite the perceived obstacles – then there is absolutely nothing to stop you.
It’s not easy though, to follow your dreams, particularly where being an Expat is concerned! There are plenty of people that will point out the pitfalls and share their awful experiences. Countless Expat groups showed me the importance of creating your own story and of staying in your own lane. It’s the reason I created this blog and my YouTube Channel.
I wanted to create an uplifting space for you to get to know real Italy and to open your eyes to the possibilities, that moving to Italy can bring. Even if right now, the world is very much an uncertain place.
If I can make such a radical change in my life, despite the perceived obstacles – then there is absolutely nothing to stop you.
I’ve had my fair share of life experiences – from being a Police Officer to being an Entrepreneur but becoming an Expat hands down, is what has cracked me open and taught me the most about life and myself. In fact, it led me to write a book, chronicling the life lessons I learnt that took me from breakdown to breakthrough here in Italy.
If you’re thinking of moving to Italy, this blog is here to empower you with advice and tips for you to do just that. It’s where I share my thoughts, my discoveries and my coping strategies for adapting to life abroad. I also post weekly videos and vlogs on my YouTube channel, showcasing what Italy is really like, so be sure to subscribe there too!
As for the name – Ms Britaly? Well it’s the beautiful blend of my birth country – Great Britain – and the country which has renewed me and become my second home – Italy.
So, dive right in! I hope that you become inspired to transform your life and follow your dreams!