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?



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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