Believe it or not, my time in Spain is more than 25% complete! The first three weeks felt like a month because I was missing home so much, but the following two flew by since I was finding my way around, traveling, and adjusting more to everything. Thankfully, my classes are not as taxing as IU courses, so I am able to enjoy more time exploring. Daily activities that I find myself doing include: journaling (a minimum of 3 pages), spending time sitting or walking by the river, going to the gym, and coloring in one of the two coloring books that I brought.
These past few days, my godmother has been in Sevilla! She came to visit after an exhausting work trip all over the U.K. and Germany. When she arrived, I was so happy to see her that I started crying haha! I have missed my family so much, and she couldn’t have came at a more perfect time to mark my one month anniversary of being abroad. Below is a photo summary of everything we did together 🙂
I ran faster and longer than I planned to on the treadmill today!
I relaxed by the river and journaled in between classes.
Hola mis amigos y mi familia! This past week I finished up my intensive Spanish class and did a lot of exploring this weekend! Things are getting better and I am starting to appreciate my time in this beautiful city more. Here’s a quick recap of everything I did this past weekend 🙂
One of my aunts, who previously lived in Barcelona for two years, gave me some advice about transitioning to a new country. She introduced me to the idea of “little wins.” The concept of the phrase is to recognize times that I have accomplished simple tasks that will eventually make Spain feel a little more like home. This weekend, I had several little wins that I would like to share 🙂
Today was definitely a rollercoaster of a day. However, it ended on a high, so that’s all that matters right? Here’s a recap from today and pics from throughout the week…
Closing out my first weekend in Sevilla and let me just say that I walked most of it. I am so glad that I brought two pairs of tennis shoes! Here are some updates…
Day 5 in España and I’m okay. I still cry at night because I miss home, but the daytime is better. The orientation schedule has been packed, but today is the first day that we have a lot of free time. Here is just a general rundown of what I have been doing the past few days…
Hola mis amigos! Today is day 2 in Sevilla, and let me just say that the jet lag is VERY real. Yesterday, was a long day of traveling. Three plane rides total and most likely only 5 hours of sleep total. I am slowly getting those hours of sleep back with afternoon siestas, but that is not what has been the most difficult adjustment.