I decided writing C.V. because during the time I was studying the strategy for my downshifting, I was always looking for books or articles that could show me pros and cons in my changing intention, but I didn’t use to find reliable texts on which I can identify with.
Little by little, I started feeling the need to explain what happened to me, how I have overcome the two failed attempts of change: I wanted to tell what I have learned and how, thanks to my mistakes, I get to achieve my goal.
I wanted to do it through a brief manual, amenable, true and sincere, that I would love to find on a kiosk at the airport while I was traveling and trying to fulfil my dream.
LEARN TO WRITE
I was convinced that writing a book was easy. I love to talk, and I thought that simply writing my long speeches (sometimes monologues) and my opinions, I would have infinite literary material.
I was wrong. Writing a book is very complicated. Turn ideas into words, retelling events, dialogues, personal stories and – most of all – feelings and emotions, takes a lot of work, a lot of willingness to learn from those that really know writing. That is possible by reading many books, but it’s also necessary learn from the professionals. I did my best and I am still studying to improve my literary abilities.
In my book C.V. pragmatism prevails, the earnest on planning a changing strategy tailor-made for everyone, without wasting money and time.
Stands out my most “severe” side, almost grumpy (just as Genoese often are). While I was writing it, I “sacrificed” the most narrative part, the most sentimental and emotional, to focus on the “practical instructions”.