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Tuesday, July 5, 2011

It is not "Adios." Just "Hasta Luego!"

I have been home for almost a week now. It is soooo great being home. I really missed my family and friends while I was away. However, a huge part of me misses Spain. I really wish I could have stayed longer. I did a lot and saw so much while I was there, but I feel like I could have done so much more. I miss my friends, travel buddies, teachers, and host family like crazy! But also, I feel like I took so much away from this experience abroad...which is why maybe it has taken me a week of reflecting before I could sit down and write this blog. Not only did I get to experience and be apart of such an incredible culture, but I did something completely out of my comfort zone...and I fell in love with it!! It is the strangest thing to have to rely on yourself for absolutely everything and having this cultural barrier to overcome at the same time. Keeping a budget, finding your way around a city, and communicating in a new language your basic wants and needs to a family in order to stay on the same can all be extremely overwhelming. However, every single day I learned something new or over came a challenge  which made me feel absolutely awesome. It could have been something so simple like speaking up in my language class, or just telling my host mom something simple about my day. I even got around Barcelona successfully! I am proud of myself for going through with this whole study abroad thing :) It was truly a wonderful experience that has changed my life plans and direction. I can't believe how lucky I am to have had this opportunity. So blessed and thankful!!

The inside of the Center of Modern Languages (Centro de Lenguas Modernas)

Waiting for class...

A view of Granada near the school...the path I took everyday

My last gelato!!!

My lovely host sisters!!!


  1. Your host sisters are HOTT!

  2. I knooowww right!! I didn't totally realize how tall they were until I was standing next to them.