Perhaps one of the most fun parts of traveling is sampling new food and drink. I mean, who doesn't like to find the best wine and chocolate in every country? Living for a semester in Spain was a completely different food lifestyle from my American routines. Some of the food I was happy to say adios to... Continue Reading →
Not a Place
This weekend I got to see an old and very good friend. We were talking about the places where we live and the places we've been to or want to go, and I commented that I wish I were back in Spain instead of in the US at least once a day. Every single day.... Continue Reading →
Be mindful. Participate. Connect.
Tina Fey’s first rule of improvisation is say ‘yes.’ Apparently Tina and I are kindred spirits, because that is my New Year’s resolution and my study abroad motto. I knew when I signed up to go to Spain that I was not cut out for the study abroad life—I like routines and comfort zones, I’m a... Continue Reading →
Reading, running, and reflections.
I think my host mom thinks I'm crazy for running on top of all the walking we do in Spain. "You get plenty of exercise walking, it's good for your health," she tells me. Yeah, and you also have to make up for the copious amounts of bread that Spaniards eat. Which is delicious, don't... Continue Reading →
This morning I woke up and looked at my phone. December 15. And it suddenly hit me that exactly one month from today, I will be boarding a plane to Seville. That's a realization filled with way too many emotions for 7 AM, especially when I had two finals to focus on today. All the... Continue Reading →