In January, I decided it was time to move. Since living in Spain, I've had like 10 rotations of roommates. While in general, I wasn't bothered, I suddenly realized I needed to live alone. It all came to a head when yet another new roommate moved in. They (don't really want to reveal a gender … Continue reading My Newest Moving Experience: The good, the bad and the filthy.
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