Corona Chronicles #001

Dear readers, let me welcome you to the first-ever English written post of this blog. It has been an idea of mine to start writing in English for a very long time, but due to busy days (and mostly extreme levels of procrastination) it is one on which I have never acted on before. To save my ass from critique, bear with me as I get the hang of writing in this language which I have known for almost 20 years but that is, in fact, not my first one.

Now, before we start and get deep in this article, let me give you a little background about myself.

My name is Marqo, I’m 28 years old and I’m from Italy. Of the 28 years I’ve been on this earth, the last 12 I have spent on a wheelchair due to a backflip gone wrong. Sounds like an interesting story? Trust me, it is! But this is not the time nor the place to tell it. Just know that ending in a wheelchair at 16 has in no way affected the fire that burns inside me. I’m still longing for a better life, financial independence and everything that comes with it.

This hunger, this ambition if you prefer to call it that way, has led to me becoming an entrepreneur, starting two businesses and being almost totally independent from my family. I have traveled around the world, told my story in front of up to 600 people, had girlfriends and breakups, joy and despair, ups and downs. And even though I’m nowhere near the man I dream to become, I can proudly say that up to this point I have lived a very fulfilling life. But enough with me bragging, let’s get to the point!