Yesterday I decided that I wanted to take a trip to the beach today. I was all set and primed to spend my day in Santa Cruz and enjoy my time over the hill. Worked out and was ready to go. Then we (as a family) were going to take down all the Christmas decorations. BLEH.… Continue reading Knowing when to take a break.
This morning I had the pleasure of having coffee and catching up with one of my dearest and oldest friends. We’ve known each other over half our lives and have seen each other through the angsty teen years, different college/ career moves, and all the other ups and downs imaginable. Up until about two years… Continue reading Coffee dates soothe the soul.
Before we left for vacation I started working out again. I just needed to get back into a real routine; I was feeling “bleh” and had a very sporadic “schedule” (read: not often/not at all). To counter my sporadic-ness, I decided to work out again on a daily basis and get some focus back. *fist… Continue reading Real Talk: Routine.
So right now I’m reading two books, both shared from friends and I must say that they both are causing me to do some major thinking and evaluating about myself. Fresh Faith by Jim Cymbala and Fearless by Max Lucado. Anywho, these books have been comforting in the fact that they are about your faith… Continue reading The Power of Prayer.
My friend Michelle, who is also a fellow Californian au pairing here in Madrid, and I always talk about the struggles we have with living in a different language country. Some days we are on our game and busting out Spanish like natives…other days, not so much. One of the struggles is being funny and… Continue reading That’s How You Know!
I’ve been thinking about this post for a little bit now, and I think I’ve got enough in mind for a substantial post. Wherever you go, whenever you meet people, the question of occupation always come up in conversation. It’s inevitable. When I tell people that I’m an au pair, I either receive confused looks… Continue reading So you want to be an Au Pair?!
The past week was the first time in a long time that I thought about home and really missed it. The other night I was laying in bed and the reality hit me. Time in Spain is ticking away. I got excited about going home and seeing all the people I’ve been missing, but it… Continue reading Late Night Thoughts.