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
My Newest Moving Experience: The good, the bad and the filthy.
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.
Where have I been? Quick February and early March Update
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
The Most Frequently Asked Question
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
5 Little Pieces of Advice for People Moving Abroad
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
5 Things I miss about America and 3 Things I love about living abroad
What are five things that I really miss about my home country? Find out here!
Apartment Hunting: Expat Style
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
One Year in Spain: A Reflection
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
Moving Across a Foreign Country
After the crazy month that was August, it would have been really nice to come back and have a week or two before school to just relax and prepare. But that's not what happened. Instead, I had to move across Spain from Zaragoza to Cartagena. So yeah - it sounds a little dramatic to say … Continue reading Moving Across a Foreign Country
Making up time in May
Events: Cartagena part 2 So probably the biggest update I have is where I'll be living next year. Once upon a time in 2014, I lived in Cartagena, Colombia (above). Next year, I'll be living in Cartagena, Spain. I'm really hoping this is a good sign for how much I'm going to love the city. … Continue reading Making up time in May