“At this time, make sure your seat backs and tray tables are in their full upright position. Flight attendants and Cabin Crew, please prepare for gate departure.”
Oh no, no, no, no! Let me out! I’ve made a TERRIBLE mistake!
I had to lean my head against the window while dread and excitement all rolled into one really uncomfortable package hit me in waves (could this be compared to the joy of giving birth?) I know moving to Spain, learning the language, and figuring out how Spanish women are so confident is going to be hard at first, but my little bundle of joy is going to change my life, right? I hope so.
Instead of trying to claw my way from the plane why don’t I tell you a little about myself and about this blog?
I’m Kate, and I am moving to Spain to teach English for a year through the Auxiliares de Conversación program. Lucky for me, one of my best friends from college -Amy, also known as Cat- got the same grant, and BY THE GRACE OF THE UNIVERSE we were placed together in a small city on the southern coast called Cartagena. Talk about lucky.
This blog is to celebrate the journey into Spanish culture through stories and photos. I might make a few lists too. Blog readers seem to enjoy reading lists.
Here’s good photo of Cat and I together. I’m camera shy, which is ironic because Amy is a professional photographer. See her work here.
Before ever stepping foot on this plane, Cat and I went through months of planning, packing, and paperworking (that’s what I’ve named the unfortunate process of obtaining a visa.) I’d rather slide down a banister of razor blades and drop into a pool of lemony alcohol than paperwork again. Famous last words, I know.
After the traveler’s version of “buyer’s remorse” wears off I know I’ll be peeing my pants with excitement. So many funny, wonderful, and embarrassing things are going to happen.
In the meantime, the bald guy in 20B and I are going to continue to exchange awkward glances while we wait in the peasant section for our beverages. If you have advice, a story, or a thought please comment below. I’d love to hear! And thanks for reading. I’m looking forward to sharing this journey with you.
Spanish Word of the day: Erizo | Hedgehog
Song of the day: Angus & Julia Stone | Wherever You Are