Hi, I'm Angi
Welcome to my corner of the internet! My passions include travel, photography, books, music, Japanese language and culture, Italian language and culture, and art.

Here at Abbott Lane you'll find my thoughts on these topics and much more. Thanks for stopping by to visit!

The Good List

I was inspired to do this practice recently by Rachel Cargyle, who I follow on Instagram (if you're interested in anti-racism work, she's a great person to follow!). Creating a small list of things you're grateful for during the day doesn't seem like such a big deal, but it's a…

The Future that Never Happened

My (very) superficial understanding of Hauntology - a term I just came across the other night - is that our present is haunted by numerous futures that never came to fruition; it's a yearning for the avenues that were never taken. These "ghosts" of a never realized future can haunt o…

A Quick and Dirty Italy Bucket List

I sat down and made a quick list of things I'd like to see and do while I'm in Italy. Planning this trip has been interesting. Because it's not entirely for pleasure, I have a list of things I *need* to get done while there. But this list is pure pleasure, my friends!
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A Return: Thoughts on Florence

In a little less than a week's time I'll be back in Florence, Italy a place I called home at one time, but that I haven't visited in 13 years (!!!). Even though I haven't set foot in Italy in such a long time, I feel like going back to Florence will feel similar to riding a bike - …

Best Books: October

October's book total was lower than average - 3 books - but it felt like that's what I needed. I spent most of the month unpacking boxes and setting up in my new apartment (which I adore - more on that later), and so reading took a backseat to other life things. The good news is that my co…

Sunday Six

1. Leaving for Italy in just over a week and feeling wholly (and uncharacteristically) unprepared.

2. Trip to Ikea yesterday. Now have a dining room table and a proper reading corner. that will get a lot of use this winter.

3. Japanese breakfast will start making an appearance this week.

4. Brunch…