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 needed time to breathe. I needed time alone. But mostly, I needed poetry. I had an aching need for beauty. I took myself out on a little adventure, and went to Parque El Retiro (retiro means retirement). This park … Continue reading I needed poetry.
It was everything and nothing. It was simple, yet complicated. It was strange and familiar. It was daunting and adventurous. It was my life here in Spain. A life that is only two weeks old, but feels like it started ages ago. During my second week in Madrid, I was able to rent a room, move in, and make it cozy. I visited banks to see which one would let me open an account for free, and with some of my documentation still pending. I began to finally cook (the food here is delicious and affordable, but there is something … Continue reading But there is charm.
“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.