Hello everyone! I've been missing in action for almost a month here. Where have I been? What have I been doing? Let's jump right in. New home First and foremost, I've officially moved! I'm still living in Cartagena but at last I'm living alone. It was a really interesting experience moving and definitely I have … Continue reading Where have I been? Quick February and early March Update
Intro What are some little things you have to do to "fit in"? People in Spain walk slowly, speak quickly, dress seasonally. I have definitely actively slowed down my walking. Also they use an absolute ton of emojis. Despite the totally mild weather, I'm currently wearing a giant puffy jacket. I don't have the language skills … Continue reading My Expat life: Specific Questions Answered
So a couple of days ago, I wanted to get some ideas for what questions my friends and families have about living in Spain. I put out the call on Instagram and got some really good questions. I wanted to write about the basics first and then get into the more specific questions in a … Continue reading My Expat Life: the Basic Questions Answered
The first time I moved abroad was in 2014. I was planning on going to Thailand but unfortunately there was this whole military coop. Long story short I ended up in Colombia. I didn't know what to expect which turned out to be extremely detrimental. Now, I'm a year into living in Spain and I … Continue reading 5 Little Pieces of Advice for People Moving Abroad
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So today I wanted to go a little bit off my usual posts but not too far. I consider this a post that is teacher specific minimalism and planning related. While it won't help everyone, I'm hoping this can help out people who are newer to teaching, especially those teaching a language abroad with little … Continue reading Small Purchases to make an ESL or language teacher’s life easier
When I moved to Cartagena, I knew I wanted my mode of transportation to be more than 75% bicycle. It's not a giant city and there's plenty of sunshine year round here. Plus my school is about 1.7 miles from my house which is a little annoying to walk before 8 AM. So when I … Continue reading Buying a Bike: was it a good idea?
So - I'm not really an expert in this topic. Maybe some poeple would say I'm barely a beginner since I've only actually gone through this process one time. However, it's time again for me to start thinking about my next move within Spain. This time - I'm moving to a much smaller city - … Continue reading Apartment Hunting: Expat Style
This September marks one year that I've lived abroad. I've learned a lot. I've changed a fair amount through my experiences. I wouldn't say it's been a hallmark year but I wouldn't change much since I've learned from so many parts of my experience. What are some of the more grand things I've learned? I … Continue reading One Year in Spain: A Reflection
For years, my grandmother has asked me why I love Europe so much. She’s begged me to stay in America. Now, to be honest - there are some things I love about America which I’ll write on soon. However, these are my general favorite things that cross most cultural and countries in Europe. The terrace … Continue reading My 8 favorite things about Europe