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.
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.
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.
Remember when I complained about the cold temps here and could not wait until it started warming up and was summer time? I mildly regret that statement. Last week the temps started rising, real quick. We were in the 80s when the week before was in the 60s…maybe we got 70. So that quick rise… Continue reading Melting.
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.
Are you a picky eater? I wouldn’t consider myself to be a picky eater, but I do have my moments. I’ve been known to use this phrase when describing the things I will and will not eat: “if it doesn’t look good, it probably doesn’t taste good. So I’m not eating it.” This to me… Continue reading All the Noms.
Here are a few more things I wish I knew before I moved to Spain. Check out Part 1 and Part 2. 1. Manners. For the most part Spanish people are pretty friendly and helpful. Asking for directions is pretty easy. Most people are more than willing to help you out, even their directions are… Continue reading Things I Wish I Knew. Part 3.
Long over due. My Semana Santa vacation to Las Palmas was an entire month ago! So here is my recap of the beautiful island that I adored and want to visit again one day. Oh, and like a dummy, I forgot my camera at home in Madrid so all my pictures are from my phone.… Continue reading Gran Canaria.
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.