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

loss and learning

Today I've been spending a lot more time than usual reflecting on life....  I feel as if all my recent blog posts have been about all the crazy things spinning round and round in circles in my head. But sometimes that's part of living abroad, just because you're living in a different country, in a … Continue reading loss and learning

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

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.

Love Abroad

What happens when you fall in love abroad? I thought that would be a question I would never need to figure out the answer to, a problem I would never face. But sometimes life doesn't happen the way you think it will. But the reality is I've met someone and it's really changed everything. The … Continue reading Love Abroad

Living (abroad) with anxiety 

Anxiety is like the giant elephant in the room. Something you always feel, always see, but no one else notices it... or wants to talk about it. It's something that I've kept out of my writing, and after having a rather difficult past few weeks I felt it was time to address it. (In some … Continue reading Living (abroad) with anxiety 

A Year and a Half of Living Abroad

I have officially been living abroad for a year and a half (and 3 days). This is crazy. In the beginning of this "journey" I didn't think I would make it through the first month, let alone a whole year.... and now here I am in my second year. And thinking about doing a third.... … Continue reading A Year and a Half of Living Abroad

here vs. there

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

ONE MORE YEAR!

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!