I’m So EXCITED (And I Just Can’t Hide It!!): Why I’m Hype About España…

Assuming all goes according to plan, I’m going to Spain sometime this September…While I’ve already elaborated on why I’m going, I need to mention the particular reasons as to why España me emociona!!…

1) Using my SpanishDeutsch (German), I love you and all your beautiful linguistic idiosyncracies (umlauts, what, what!!), but I need to go back to my first language love, el español…But seriously, though–Spanish is my second language, with a special place in my heart, and now that I’ve left university, I don’t want to lose it by not excersing my Spanish brain constantly…Yes, there are a lot of Hispanics here, but I don’t get to engage in convo with them as often as I like–so why not move to somewhere where I could get to read, hear, write, and speak el castellano regularly???…Plus, I can understand Castilian Spanish (except el andalús)  a lot better than, say, the Mexican or Puerto Rican dialects, so it’s pretty much a no-brainer!!…

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Why Spain, Why Now (Why Not)???…

As many of you can tell, I’m pretty stoked about my forthcoming journey back to Spain–I mean, it’s Spain!!…While many people I know have been very encouraging and supportive of my decision to dive into the expat experience, at times it’s very frustrating to be met with the same sort of questions constantly: “So you don’t want to get your Masters?”, “I thought you didn’t want to teach?”, “Why not take a job over here with good vacation time?”, etc….

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Hence, I’d like to clear the air as to why exactly I’m choosing to teach abroad at this stage in the game… Continue reading “Why Spain, Why Now (Why Not)???…”

5 Reasons to Get Hype About Aragón…

As I mentioned in my last post, I am [expectantly] moving to Spain this fall to make my first step into the real world, working as an auxiliar de conversación…And as you will see, the region that I will soon call home, Aragón, has quite a few draws…

1) Location, location, locationAs you can see, Aragón is in el norte…While the North of Spain is generally rainier and colder (more so in wintertime), a lot of the landscape is greener than much of what you would find in the rest of the country…Plus, it’s a lot easier to reach all those great cities of the North–Pamplona, Logroño, San Sebastián, A Coruña, Barcelona–if you live, well, in the North!!…

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And So The Real World Begins…

It is done…Just hours ago, I (and my classmates) made our way up and across the stage set on the Upper Quad, each of us receiving a black folder emblazoned with our school’s seal and name inscripted…

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And so, I can now say that I am a proud alumna of Wake Forest University (magna cum laude, no less)!!!!…

Now, what was the point of sharing all this (besides being all cathartic with my excitement)???…Well, I’ve always made it a point that I will always actively write on this blog whenever I had some exciting upcoming adventure in store for my little life–and indeed, I do!!… Continue reading “And So The Real World Begins…”