collect memories, not things… or both? 

The saying goes "collect memories not things" .... but sometimes when you're living abroad it's very difficult to not wind up doing both. As I prepare to move back to America after living in Barcelona for 2 years, I am realizing how much random crap I've accumulated. But along with all this random crap comes … Continue reading collect memories, not things… or both? 

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The Labyrinth of Life 

The point of a maze is to find its center. The point of a labyrinth is to find your center.        The other day I was exploring the labyrinth here in Barcelona. The park is absolutely beautiful and it's a pretty quite and relaxed place to spend an afternoon. It was a place … Continue reading The Labyrinth of Life 

Beautiful Barcelona

I know I've written a lot about how much I love Barcelona ... but that's just because I love it  oh so much.  (I mean i've written about it enough times - because honestly, I don't think I can ever run out of things to say about Barcelona.) Below is a really cool time lapse tour video … Continue reading Beautiful Barcelona

One more month….

As my time in Barcelona is winding down I have been experiencing a true rollercoaster of emotions. I am feeling both ready and excited for the future but at the same time heartbroken and deeply saddened at the idea of living this city that has truly become home to me. While I know the next … Continue reading One more month….

La noche de San Joan

The night of San Joan by far is one of my favorite nights in Barcelona.   One thing I never tire of living in Spain is that there is always something to celebrate... there is always some sort of holidays, celebrations, parties and happiness. And it's great. It makes living in this great country even greater.   … Continue reading La noche de San Joan

LUCKY

...there are nights like tonight where I jusr take a step back and realize how truly lucky I am. Tonight there was a full moon casting a beautiful (yet eerie) glow over Barcelona. It was so bright, it light up everything and highlighted all the beautiful buildings in the Gothic neighborhood. As I walked around … Continue reading LUCKY

regrets

I hate the feeling of regret, I try and live my life with as little regret as possible. I like to believe that the decisions I have made throughout my life have been the right ones. I mean... they have brought me to the place I am now.. so clearly I'm doing something right.   But … Continue reading regrets

live in the moment

One of the best pieces of advice I've ever received was "LIVE IN THE MOMENT" It is something that I think is very difficult to accomplish in today's society. We are so plugged in to everything all the time. The Internet and the world are at our fingertips, which is an amazing thing... but also … Continue reading live in the moment

friendships abroad.

In honor of today being national best friend day in the US I've been reflecting a lot on friendships, and the way living abroad affects them. Living abroad affects friendships in many ways, it creates new one, distances old ones but also sheds a lot of light into the strength of certain friendships. For my … Continue reading friendships abroad.

Sagrada Familia

Basílica de la Sagrada Familia is truly one of my favorite sights here in Barcelona. I've been there four times already and it still never ceases to take my breath away. I remember the first time I saw the Sagarada Familia.... from the outside I was completely blown away. I couldn't stop looking, it was … Continue reading Sagrada Familia