SPOILER ALERT: this blog post contains a gory image and a bad word spoken by a 1st grader. I woke up at 5 am, a burst of unwanted energy opened my eyes and kept me awake until I had the courage to get out of bed. It is quite chilly, and I have no idea what’s going on with the heater. Thinking, thinking, thinking. Too much thinking before coffee. So I came to blog while it brews in my moka pot. I am almost 100% recovered from the cold I caught last week, right before Halloween. “Rule #1 – do not run. Rule … Continue reading It’s Autumn ❤
I propose a toast. Not just because it’s Friday, but because I just bought good Spanish liquor, and because I am alive, in this body, in this moment, in these chaotic times when a lot of things don’t go our way. … Continue reading LiVe YoUr LiFe!
The breeze blew my hair softly, and the sun warmed up my bare skin. I was shirtless on top of a hill in what looked like the middle of nowhere. “Wait, what?” I just read your mind. Alright, I will explain. It all began on a normal Friday morning in Alcobendas. I woke up at 6 am, and made strong coffee in the old-school Italian, moka pot. I made breakfast, and enjoyed some light-reading before heading to school. Mornings here have been in the low 40’s, which is practically a snowstorm for a Florida girl. I have a very peaceful commute to work, which makes for … Continue reading “Tired” is not who I am anymore.
It’s almost midnight, and the wine is delicious. I let my hair down, feeling tremendous relief from the tight “teacher bun” I was wearing today. T.V. off, pants off, and heavy-weight-on-shoulders off. It turns out that moving abroad is not … Continue reading 1 year from now, I’ll write a blog entry saying: I LIVED IT ALL
“MY HEART IS OVERJOYED” is an understatement! An overflowing wave of excitement sent me in a screaming fit twice this year. The first time, it happened on April 13th. The auspicious day I was accepted in the Teach Abroad program … Continue reading The thing that makes your heart race.