I am back in America. Being home is amazing... But (and there's always a but) it's leaving me feeling so conflicted and with a zillion different questions rolling through my head. When I was in Barcelona I could not imagine any sort of life for myself back here in America... but now that I'm here I … Continue reading here vs. there
These past two months have been a complete and utter whirlwind (ergo why I haven't had much time to write). Full of ups and downs (mostly ups), lots of reflection on my past 11 months living in Europe, and just time enjoying this wonderful place and traveling. The biggest news... I am officially staying in … Continue reading ONE MORE YEAR!
Sometimes living abroad it is difficult to do "normal" things, or things you constantly do when living at home. You don't always realize how much you miss those things until you're reminded of them, either via a photo on social media, or just happening upon something one day. Sometimes it makes you homesick, sometimes it … Continue reading Bringing a slice of home to Barcelona
Whenever people ask me what I want from life and what I want out of my future my quick response has always been "to be happy". Happiness has been something that has been on my mind a lot these past few weeks. What makes me happy? What will it take for me to be truly … Continue reading happiness
We're young and we have our whole lives laid out in front of us. There is plenty of time to settle down and start a career, but right now we don't have to be tied down to anything. These are the years to learn about this wonderful world we live in, learn about who we … Continue reading Live for now
A lot of things have been happening these past few days. All of them both fun, exciting and at the same time scary. I have finally stopped ignoring the fast coming future and have officially decided to *try* to stay in Spain for another year. I have started applying for jobs in barcelona but also … Continue reading planning
random thought of the day: sometimes it's really fun to put your iTunes on shuffle and hear random old songs that somehow you still know every single word to. Anyway.. I have my iTunes on shuffle because I just feel like my brain is all over the place so shouldn't the music that I am listening … Continue reading ~Random~
Living abroad has it's fair share of bad days... but i've discovered a great method of helping myself out of that funk...yesterday the answer was donuts. For me getting through a bad day is a difficult thing, especially living abroad. You don't have a huge support system. Most of the friends that you do have, are … Continue reading Sometimes a donut is the answer.
The thing that can be difficult about living in a foreign country is being constantly surrounded by a foreign and unfamiliar language (especially here in Barcelona where they speak Catalan, not Spanish...and no the languages are not all that similar) But then again that is the most exciting thing about living abroad. But there are … Continue reading Finding Comfort in Coffee & Books
I live in Barcelona now. That's something I can say to myself over and over again, yet it still never seems to feel completely real. I have been living here for almost 7 months and there are not enough words in the english language to describe my journey, and my emotions so far (well hopefully through … Continue reading Barcelona.