The Heroine’s Journey of Rosalia Chiarappa

What is the best thing that I love about my work?  
My work links my two greatest passions: travel and pets. In my blog www.cittameridiane.it I tell, in italian and in english, my travels with my husband and our dog Otto, a puppy of Bernese Mountain Dog.

What is my idea of perfect happiness?  
For me happiness is to live serenely enjoying the small pleasures of life like a glass of vintage wine in good company.

What is my greatest fear?  
I think it’s everyone’s fear: to see the dearest people suffer or fall ill.

What is the trait that I most deplore in myself?  
I do not love my excessive meticulousness that sometimes makes me “angular” in the eyes of others.

Which living persons in my profession do i most admire
More than admire, I follow several travel bloggers who tell their journeys right and make me dream through their reportages.

What is my greatest extravagance 
I follow fashion adapting it to my life and travel style. And my biggest extravaganzas allow me for accessories: shoes and bags!

On what occasion would I lie?  
I often do it for a greater good to don’t hurt people who I love.

What is the thing that I dislike the most in my work?  
Meeting non authentic and envious people. But luckily it rarely happens me.

When and where was I the happiest, in my work?  
It always makes me happy to know different places and new people. Even more if it does at the sea that I love.

If I could, what would I change about myself?  
With age I had to deal with many sides of my character and my silhouette, but I would like to be calmer and naturally taller and slimmer!

What is my greatest achievement in work?  
Every time they tell me that I have been able to draw the true soul of a place or the sense of an encounter.

Where would I most like to live? 
In a trullo on the sea.

What is my most treasured possession?
The love of two and four-legged: of my husband and of my puppy.

What is my most marked characteristic?
The persistence.

What is my most inspirational location, in my city?  
I love the historical center of my town, Conversano, gathered around the cathedral and the castle.

What is my favourite place to eat and drink, in my city?
When I’m around, I like going out for lunch and dinner or having a drink or some wine, but in my city I prefer to stay at home.

What books influenced my life and how?
There are many books that I would like to insert but I will only mention two: Joseph Conrad’s Shadow Line and Josephine Hart’s Damage, for making me understand my limits and the strength of destiny.

Who are my favorite writers?
The Russian classics like Lev Tolstoy and Fedor Dostoevsky

You Only Die Once. What music would I listen on my last day?
The Walchirie ride by Richard Wagner.

Who is my hero or heroine in fiction? 
Alice in Wonderland on the novel by Lewis Carrol.

Who are my heroes and heroines in real life?
Everyone can be heroes. As Lucio Dalla used to sing: “But the exceptional enterprise, listen to me, is to be normal“.

Which movie would i recommend to see once in a lifetime? 
Breakfast at Tiffany’s.

What role plays art in my life and work?
Art has always fascinated me and has often inspired my work.

Who is my greatest fan, sponsor, partner in crime?  
My husband.

Whom would I like to work with in 2018?  
I would like to work for National Geographic.

Which people in my profession would i love to meet in 2018?
I would like to meet the travel bloggers with whom I currently only have virtual contacts via social media.

What project, in 2018, am I looking forward to work on?  
Make a showroom in which to exhibit the creations of which I’m brand ambassador.

Where can you see me or my work in 2018?
Surely in Puglia but I would like to return to Africa and go for the first time to Asia to tell distant worlds.

What do the wordsPassion Never Retiresmean to me? 

It is the meaning of my life because things done with passion “pass” and infect those who follow you.

Which creative heroines should Peter invite to tell their story?

Gabriella Reznek, artisan designer who realizes hand-made bags in refined leathers and sophisticated materials and that recovers and restores bags of every age.

How can you contact me?

My blog is www.cittameridiane.it and you can contact me on cittameridiane@gmail.com

Facebook: Rosalia Chiarappa – Città Meridiane

Twitter: @cittameridiane

Instagram: cittameridiane

Qual è la cosa migliore che amo del mio lavoro?

Il mio lavoro unisce le mie due più grandi passioni: viaggiare e gli animali. Nel mio blog www.cittameridiane.it racconto, in italiano e in inglese, i miei viaggi con mio marito e il nostro cane Otto, un cucciolo di Bovaro del Bernese.

Qual è la mia idea di perfetta felicità?

Per me felicità è vivere serenamente godendo dei piccoli piaceri della vita come un bicchiere di vino d’annata in buona compagnia.

Qual è la mia più grande paura?

Credo sia quella di tutti: veder soffrire le persone care o ammalarsi.

Qual è il tratto che deploro di più in me stesso?

Non amo molto la mia eccessiva puntigliosità che a volte mi rende “spigolosa” agli occhi degli altri.

Quali persone viventi nella mia professione ammiro di più?

Più che ammirare seguo diversi travel bloggers che raccontano bene i loro viaggi e mi fanno sognare attraverso il loro reportages.

Qual è la mia più grande stravaganza?

Seguo la moda adattandola al mio stile di vita e di viaggio. E le mie più grandi stravaganze me le concedo per gli accessori: scarpe e borse!

In quale occasione vorrei mentire?

Mi capita spesso di farlo a fin di bene per non ferire le persone a cui voglio bene.

Qual è la cosa che mi piace meno nel mio lavoro?

Incontrare persone non sincere e invidiose. Ma per fortuna mi capita raramente.

Quando e dove sono stato più felice, nel mio lavoro?

Mi fa sempre felice conoscere posti diversi e gente nuova. Ancora di più se accade al mare che adoro.

Se potessi, cosa cambierei di me stesso?

Con l’età sono venuta a patti con molti lati del mio carattere e della mia persona, ma mi piacerebbe essere più calma e naturalmente più alta e snella!

Qual è il mio più grande successo nel lavoro?

Ogni volta che mi dicono che ho saputo trarre la vera anima di un luogo o il senso di un incontro.

Dove mi piacerebbe di più vivere?

In un trullo sul mare.

Qual è il mio tesoro più prezioso?

L’amore a due e a quattro zampe: di mio marito e del mio cucciolo.

Qual è la mia caratteristica più marcata?

La caparbietà.

Qual è il luogo più stimolante, nella mia città?

Amo il centro storico della mia città, Conversano, raccolto intorno alla cattedrale e al castello.

Qual è il mio posto preferito per mangiare e bere, nella mia città?

Quando sono in giro mi piace andare fuori a pranzo e cena, oppure a bere un drink o del vino, ma nella mia città preferisco stare a casa.

Quali libri hanno influenzato la mia vita e come?

Sono tanti i libri che vorrei inserire ma ne cito soltanto due: Linea d’ombra di Joseph Conrad e Il danno di Josephine Hart, per avermi fatto comprendere i miei limiti e la forza del destino.

Chi sono i miei scrittori preferiti?

I classici russi come Lev Tolstoj and Fedor Dostoevskij.

Muori solo una volta. Che musica vorrei ascoltare il mio ultimo giorno?

La cavalcata delle Walchirie di Richard Wagner.

Chi è il mio eroe o eroina nella finzione?

Alice nel paese delle meraviglie dell’omonimo romanzo di Lewis Carrol.

Chi sono i miei eroi e le mie eroine nella vita reale?

Tutti possono essere eroi. Come cantava Lucio Dalla: “Ma l’impresa eccezionale, dammi retta, è essere normale”.

Quale film consiglierei di vedere una volta nella vita?

Colazione da Tiffany.

Quale ruolo gioca l’arte nella mia vita e nel mio lavoro?

L’arte mi ha sempre affascinato e ha spesso ispirato il mio lavoro.

Chi è il mio più grande fan, sponsor, partner nel crimine?

Mio marito.

Con chi mi piacerebbe lavorare nel 2018?

Mi piacerebbe lavorare per National Geographic.

Quali persone della mia professione mi piacerebbe incontrare nel 2018?

Vorrei incontrare i travel bloggers con cui ho al momento solo contatti virtuali tramite i social.

A quale progetto, nel 2018, non vedo l’ora di lavorare?

Creare uno showroom in cui esporre le creazioni di cui sono brand ambassador.

Dove puoi vedere me o il mio lavoro nel 2018?

Sicuramente in Puglia ma vorrei tornare in Africa e andare per la prima volta in Asia per raccontare mondi lontani.

Cosa significano per me le parole “Passion Never Retires“?

E’ il senso della mia vita perché le cose fatte con passione “passano” e contagiano chi ti segue.

Quali eroine creative dovrebbero invitare Peter a raccontare la loro storia?

Gabriella Reznek, stilista artigiana che realizza borse interamente fatte a mano in ricercati pellami e raffinati materiali e che recupera e restaura borse di ogni epoca.

Come puoi contattarmi?

Il mio blog è www.cittameridiane.it e la mail cittameridiane@gmail.com

Facebook: Rosalia Chiarappa – Città Meridiane

Twitter: @cittameridiane

Instagram: cittameridiane

Here follows a message of Peter de Kuster, founder of The Heroine’s Journey 

Spring Journey

eatpraylovebigstill (2)Wednesday 14th March – Sunday 18th March

The best of The Heroine’s Journey condensed into a single, unforgettable week.

The Heroine’s Journey is a global organisation dedicated to teaching skills not covered by the regular education system – skills that develop storytelling intelligence and encourage psychological well-being for creative professionals.  The Spring Journey brings together the very best in our storytelling.

We will cover such themes as how to make money doing what you love, how to promote your business, which is you, how to choose our partners more wisely, how to make relationships last, how to find and create your dreamjob by meeting your rolemodels and making testdrives, how to manage your time and organize yourself creativitely, how to focus on our creative goals, how to have the financial freedom to create and how to more regularly experience creative flow and happiness.

You’ll embark on a rich and enlightening voyage, discovering how to make lasting, meaningful change across every aspect of your creative life. By working within a fixed group led by Peter de Kuster over the week, you’ll dive deeper than would be possible in any single daytrip. You’ll be challenged to think deeply about the issues that matter most, and provided with a space to share your thoughts, ideas and experiences.

The Journey is ideal for those seeking a more meaningful, transformative vacation; for attendees of our daytrips who now wish to take a structured journey through our expertly curated material; and for those wishing to save time in the long run by working through the dilemmas of creative life, business, passion, and your own story in a single, high intensity week.

Blending tuition, exercises, meeting with stories of rolemodels, and discussion in journeys in a world city, each day of the Spring Journey will equip you with tools and strategies to help you find answers for your creative life’s big questions.

Join us for a truly transformational vacation for the mind in Rome

Ticket costs Euro 1250 excluding VAT per person, includes all teaching, materials, light refreshments & additional activities.

You can reach Peter for a skype meeting about questions you have by mailing him at peterdekuster@hotmail.nl 

DAILY TIMETABLE

09.40    Tea & Coffee on arrival

10.00     Morning Session

13.00     Lunch Break

14.00     Afternoon Session

17.00     Drinks

Read on for a detailed breakdown of the Spring Journey itinerary.

“You are the Storyteller of Your Own Creative Life. You can Create Your Own Legend – Or Not” – Peter de Kuster

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Spring Journey Itinerary

Day One: The first day of the Spring Journey is designed to equip us with the core skills of The Heroine’s Journey and Storytelling. We will learn the power of the story we tell ourselves, why our minds have a hard time understanding themselves, how to map and understand our passions, and how and why we characteristically respond to them.

Day Two: The second day of the Spring Journey takes us on a structured journey around the power of your story as creative professional.  Creative flow is always in essence a mental phenomenon, it is a result of ideas- and a story you tell yourself therefore relies on having to hand a raft of enriching stories about your business, your money management, your self promotion and your time management that can be called upon in moments of truth. The day begins with a Heroine’s Journey Breakfast – considering what three of the greatest creative heroines of all time have as story about the art of creative living wisely and well.

Day Three: The third day of the Spring Journey teaches us how to choose our clients and business partners wisely and make our relationships last. One of the gravest errors we make around business relationships is to imagine that they aren’t things we can get wiser or better at. On this day we will learn to practise and rehearse our skills at working with the people who can help you further your creative business (clients and business partners like agents, publishers, marketing professionals etcera). In the evening, we will attend a Storytelling Dinner in a local restaurant – learning to overturn small talk and master the art of opening up our deepest stories.

Day Four: The fourth day of the Spring Journey teaches us how to achieve our creative career potential. We will employ storytelling tools to be better able to understand our creative talents and to move forward using the opportunities that are open to us.

Day Five: The final day of the Spring Journey explores new business opportunities and markets for you to as creative professional. Many of the challenges we encounter in modern life require us to develop creative solutions to complex problems. And even when we’re not tackling big problems, continuously improving the way we live using invention and imaginative strategy is deeply important.

You can reach Peter for a skype meeting about questions you have by mailing him at peterdekuster@hotmail.nl 

 

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