She's Lost Inside.
The sun is setting in Madrid. The sun is lasting longer every day and the weather is much warmer. Before I know it I will be back to working out in shorts and a t-shirt. I recently began having an issue with my hair. My grandmother first noticed it as she was washing and cutting my hair and said that it looked thinner, and when I returned to Madrid I noticed more was falling out...
One Day at a Time.
I have a tendency to let myself become wrapped up in whatever life throws at me. Tonight was no exception. When I went to turn my laptop on today, it refused to do so. I figured it needed a battery charge, so I plugged it in. After waiting for a few hours, I turned on my laptop to see that it had not charged at all. The battery icon had a red “X” through it and stated, “No battery detected”. I had...
You Get What You Give.
I’ve noticed lately how crazy and overwhelming this world can become. The news gives us no hope- in the States, we have the whole Obama-drone scandal and the accusations that the Bush administration was secretly torturing people all over the world. In Spain the hot topic is that the President and followers were knee deep in “black money”. Korea launched propaganda aimed at America...
I Won't Back Down.
Have you ever had various moments of clarity that come so quickly, one after the other, that it is almost difficult to decipher or even understand them? I was checking the weather for Toledo this weekend because I was thinking about a day trip, and I glanced at the weather for Madrid. There is a possibility of snow tonight, but it is more likely to be rain. The weather said it had...
Finally, I am able to update my outdated blog. Since my last installation, a lot has happened. If I remember correctly, I did not write about Italy, or Ireland. I have had finals, traveled home to Boston and back to Madrid, celebrated Christmas and rung in the New Year. My head is spinning from the inability to get back on this time zone (I typically fall asleep around two in the morning, and then...
The Rebel Post.
It has been quite some time since I produced an entry. Midterms have come and gone, the cool weather is setting in, and the protests are far from over. WOAH! Protests? You have not mentioned those yet! As many of you may already know, the European Union is the midst of one of the worst financial crisis it has seen since it began to form fifty or so years ago. Spain just happens to be one of the...
Under the Same Moon
People have a tendency to ask me if I miss home. I have a tendency to discuss my lack of missing home. My family, before I left, joked that I would call them two days after getting to Madrid crying to come back to the States. I think they are shocked that I have not yet; and I cannot believe I have made it this long feeling this good. My Mom still asks if I am homesick, and sometimes I want to say...
What A Wonderful Life.
*THIS BLOG POST WAS WRITTEN ON TWO SEPARATE OCCASIONS, but for the sake of convenience, they are compiled into one entry.* The honeymoon stage is far from over. I still walk around Madrid and fall more in love each time; the side streets that resemble Italy; arches that remind me of Paris; Gran Via’s uncanny resemblance to Times Square. Whatever you are looking for in a city, you can find in...
Let me just say, before I get into this, that I adore my host family. They are just two, normal people, making a life for themselves amongst a city that, like most others, can chew you up and spit you out so fast you will never know what hit you (pardon all of the clichés!). However, they somehow seem to pull off brilliantly the lifestyle most would die to have (or at least those that have half a...
Take yourself to Higher Places.
A lot has happened since I last posted. I have found myself more interested in contemplating what I would write rather than actually writing it. I have also succumbed to more dreaded metro entries; partly because this was the first full week of classes. I adore my classes. Granted they are challenging, but you work through it little by little, just like everything else. The work is tedious; but...
*Disclosure: I wrote this entry over a period of time. My bad* I’m sitting waiting for the metro. It’s almost twelve thirty; I told my host mom I would home around twelve. My rule for writing these posts is that I need to either be at home writing from my desk or at a cafe or bar with Wi-Fi. When I peered up from my phone to see how much longer until the next train out of...
Contentment is realizing that God has already given me all I need.
The Elevator People.
Today I had another orientation session at school, the last of its kind until the new recruits arrive in January for the second semester. It was a much quicker day than the rest have been, and after a quick tour around the neighborhood where the school is, I sat down for lunch with a few girls at school. We stopped at VIPS, which supplied us with a cheap lunch (mine consisting of an egg salad type...
Be by myself.
So, I was all gun hoe on writing a post describing my trip to Salamanca, but when my computer decided to erase it all, I decided to go back and write something more in the moment. My “dorm room” is a single room in my host family’s apartment in Madrid, and I cannot say enough how much I like to be living alone in my own room. I do adore my host family; they really and truly are awesome. I got...
Where is my luggage?
I am finally now living in Madrid! That is the best thing to say, I feel like I have accomplished the impossible. My flights here were not bad. The flight from Boston to Newark gave me no troubles at all, and then I had a four hour layover. However, this time I was not assigned a seat number. I figured a quick conversation with the guy manning the desk would solve it and I could move on, like I...
Here. Finally. This is the life
By giving in, you have made a conscious decision to give up your soul to a...– AC
Success requires a persistent misreading of the odds
I have so much running through my mind. I’m being pulled in one hundred different directions, and although it is manageable, I still feel like I am running around with my head cut off. Its two o’clock in the morning and I should have been sleeping forever ago, but I can’t help but stay up and ponder the future. I am in the process of organizing all my music and getting it onto my...
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This was a good day. Great day as a matter of fact, even though it’s been a screwy week. Hanging out in the pool with my second family and best friends was refreshing. We talked about how weed is addictive, because eventually its not just for leisure, it’s a way to medicate yourself and relieve pain you refuse to deal with. Since I’m faced with the option to continue my...
I used to think that if I could go back and fix all my mistakes, my life would be easier. However, without all my mistakes I would never have gotten to where I am today. So, cheers to mistakes and what we make of them :)