Estoy sentado en mi habitación que está vacía ahora…en serio, donde se ha ido el tiempo? I cannot believe that I have less than 36 hours here in Madrid. Here in España. Here with the family that I have lived with over the past 13 months. The family that I have come to call my… Continue reading A Jumble of Thoughts.
City by the sea. I was in love. We spent a week up in the northern part of Spain and what a relaxing week it was. Madrid has been such a hot mess, Bilbao was a welcomed break with the sea-breeze and cooler temperatures. Apart from going to the beach almost everyday, we went sailing… Continue reading Bilbao.
When I left for Spain a year ago, this was what I left with: a big bag that I checked, a carry-on and my college backpack. I could have checked 2 bags, but my cheapie, college grad self was not going to pay for an extra bag! Surprisingly it was enough. Sure I bought some… Continue reading A Suitcase and A Carry-on.
July 14, 2014. That Monday, a year ago, I landed in Spain. It’s been a whole year. I’ve lived in another country for a whole year. I haven’t been on American soil in an entire year. I can’t believe it. I was reminded of my anniversary because we celebrated the birthday of one of our… Continue reading Un Año Entero.
Right now as I am writing this my SBFF (Spain best friend forever) is boarding her plane back to California. It is so surreal. The past week we’ve been together and just hanging out; which is nothing out of the ordinary, but the next few weeks without seeing her on the daily will be different.… Continue reading All the Feels.
I have been thinking about this topic A LOT these past few weeks. As my time in Spain is winding down I’m beginning to assess what life is going to be like when I move back to the States. I am looking forward to moving back and being home, but I know that things will… Continue reading Reverse Culture Shock.
Day One: Unlock the Mind To get started, let’s loosen up. Let’s unlock the mind. Today, take twenty minutes to free write. And don’t think about what you’ll write. Just write. Keep typing (or scribbling, if you prefer to hand write for this exercise) until your twenty minutes are up. It doesn’t matter if what… Continue reading The Key.