Monthly Archives: December 2011

I have realized over the past couple of days that I am really disconnected from a lot of pop culture here in the States since I’ve been gone so long. I’m out of the loop! Maybe that’s a good thing? In your opinion, what’s the most important thing that I’ve missed in the past few months?

Disconnected

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What’s Next?

Being at home brings up the same set questions from both friends and family members. When am I coming home? What will I do when I come home? Will I work or will I get a Masters degree? Am I dating anyone? Yes, it’s true! I bet all temporary ex-pats will feel me on that! Wanna know the answers to those questions? I don’t know. I don’t know. I don’t know. Doesn’t seem to work out in my situation. Sound familiar? To tell you the truth, I’m unsure about almost everything regarding my future. Is that really such a bad thing? I’m open-minded and I’m eager to find some direction, but I know that it can’t be forced. Today I found a really interesting quote about one’s path.

“I see my path, but I don’t know where it leads. Not knowing where I’m going is what inspires me to travel it.” — Rosalia de Castro

This quote really got me thinking. Sometimes I get frustrated and upset that my peers have “got it together,” but what’s my rush? I have at least 7 more months in Spain before I set foot on American soil again and that is time to explore my options and see what I can come up with. I am the first one to say that I don’t “have it all together” when it comes to future plans, but I should congratulate myself on what I’ve already accomplished. I moved to a foreign country (alone), I speak a foreign language everyday (and sometimes more than one!), I live by myself, I’m a great worker, and lastly I am managing my money and working hard to support myself and the lifestyle that I want to have in Madrid. I’d say that those are great accomplishments and I should be very proud! The future accomplishments will come later… and boy will they be great!

 

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Feliz Navidad!… with jet lag

Hello from the States! I am so happy to be spending Christmas with my family. I’ve really missed them! So far I’ve had plenty of yummy food and I’ve given and received quite a few bear hugs. The only negative to this situation has to be the jet lag… I woke up at 5AM yesterday and today. We’ll work on it! Speaking of jet lag, click on the picture to be linked to a great article with some jet lag tips for those of you in my annoying situation!

 

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