Day 40.

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.

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A Familiar Face.

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 🙂

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Progress.

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 🙂

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Little Wins This 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 🙂

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On the go.

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…

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Arrival.

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.

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