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Spain Update #9: Just Keep Trying

For awhile now, I’ve been beating myself up for not having every aspect of my life organized and together. I haven’t been focusing enough on school, or I need to apply more hours at my job – I need to walk my dogs more,…

2020: A Decade Worth of Reflection.

When I look at who I was ten years ago, I see a young, clueless girl. Always overstressed, I had to be perfect at everything. I had to get this new adulting thing down! Super responsible, always working really hard. I was too tough…

Spain Update #8: Joy Thieves & the Plight of the Vulnerable

Okay friends, here it goes. Recently something happened to me that threatened to break my spirit. The person involved was what I like to refer to as a: Joy Thief. As with most difficult situations, I decided to figure out what I learned from…

Spain Update #6: Sexual Desire & Women

Today I’m going to address a topic that might make a lot of Americans uncomfortable. Sexual desire!  For women, there is a stigma that exists for any of us that want to actually have sex. You don’t see it all that much here in…

Spain Update # 5: Our Decisions

Let’s talk about our actions. Every decision we make results in consequences that affect our lives and the lives of others. It’s crazy to think about – and if you dwell on that thought too long, the idea can be crippling. But what if…

Spain Update #4: The Breakup

Well, it happened. That thing we started 11 years ago (as basically babies) has ended. It wasn’t messy or dramatic. It came from a place of love and understanding, because we love each other too much to handle things any differently. We are adults, and…

Spain Update #3: Ch-Ch-Changes

I can feel a change coming on within myself. Have you ever felt yourself changing so much that you aren’t sure if you even recognize who you are? I’m there. This new journey so far, it’s flipped my world upside down. It’s ignited something…

Spain Update #2: Gratitude for My Fellow Humans

Life is a crazy, beautiful thing. I can’t stop pinching myself. I am living in a foreign place, learning a new language – I see new things every day. I’m uncertain about the future but open minded and excited about it. Things are hard…

Spain Update # 1: Things I Love About Living in Spain

Spain is great for many reasons. Today I want to write about what I love about it! There are some unique things about this place that I’ve noticed are different than anywhere we’ve lived before, so I’ve itemized those differences below. Really quick note!…

What I Learned from the Stress of Moving Across the World

Well here we are, in Barcelona, soaking in that sunshine. The dust has settled, and we are finally able to reflect on what has happened and how far we’ve come. I won’t lie to anyone and tell them it’s easy moving across the world…

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