March usually is a bit of a difficult month for me. It's the month that my mother died. It's the month of my father's birthday. There's really not much to look forward to in March overall. As usual, this March was pretty bleak. While there were a couple of highlights, for the most part, March … Continue reading March Wrap Up
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
Do I miss my family, friends and home? If there is one kind of question that I get asked often by everyone, it's basically: Do you miss your life in the states? It's sort of a tricky question. It assumes that my family and friend structure is the same as everyone else's. It also assumes … Continue reading The Most Frequently Asked Question
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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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?
September was busy. I started in Washington for the first couple of days and then I flew back to Spain. I had to move from Zaragoza to Cartagena on my own on the 7th of September which was an absolute handful. By the 17th, I was starting school. To make this month a little more … Continue reading 4, 3, 2, 1! How was September?
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
Here I am in year two of living in Spain. I've signed a lease and moved into a room, rather than a whole apartment. Not only does this save me a ridiculous amount of hassle dealing with utilities and internet, it also saves me the money it would take to furnish. Both of my rooms … Continue reading How I Make a Furnished Apartment feel like Home