Posted in December 2011

A Family Away From Home

A Family Away From Home

It’s here…Christmas!!! (Almost)
To be honest, I was very anxious for the holidays this year. It will be my first Christmas without being home with my family. Currently I’m 4,199 miles away and I feel the distance between us more than ever, down to the last mile. Luckily, I am blessed enough to have a family here in Madrid that is always making sure I feel at home and that I am getting the best of Spain. Continue reading

Un Feliz Cumpleaño

Un Feliz Cumpleaño

Last week was my 22nd birthday. The day was pretty busy, as all Wednesdays are for an E-4 student at ICADE. Class started at 8am and went until 7:30pm. In the morning I was greeted with an awesome gift from Ankita with all of my favorite snacks and goodies, and then my Spanish class serenaded me with a birthday song 🙂 After classes were over, I had to run straight to the Metro to get to work. The kids were so fun to hang out with, as always, but I had trouble getting them to bed in time. Little did they know I had a dinner reservation to catch. So right after, I ran over to the Metro once again, to meet with friends for my birthday dinner at a Korean restaurant called PALILLOS DEL CARDENAL Restaurante Coreano – Japonés near the Quevedo stop, where we enjoyed some great food with great company. I felt so thankful to be surrounded by such nice, fun, smart, awesome people 🙂 Continue reading

21 Para Siempre

Today is my last day as a 21-year-old, and I must say it’s pretty bittersweet! For some reason I feel like 21 was my last year to be foolish, careless, truly young. I know this is far from true, but still, it’s hard to let go of such a big milestone. But I did revel in it, and the following are the things I will cherish years and years from now. So here goes: A recount of my first year as a 20-something. It’s been an extraordinary one. Continue reading

Weekly Reflection

Weekly Reflection

Oftentimes, it seems that time is flying by way too fast that I don’t even get a time to sit down and reflect on everything going on around me. So I’ve decided to start a weekly reflection in the form of Likes & Gripes. Amidst all of the stress and craziness of life, it’s important to focus on the positives, and a little venting doesn’t hurt either 😉 There will be days when likes succeed gripes and when gripes far succeed likes (don’t judge, it’s hard sometimes), and a lot of times when the same theme will both be a like and a gripe. I’ll probably use a lot of mobile photos for these posts since it’ll be more of a “day to day” thing, so please excuse the low quality of photos now & then. Here we go! Continue reading