One's destination is never a place but a new way of seeing things. -Henry Miller

Start of a new chapter…

I can’t believe that in just a few days I’ll be in Spain! I’ve been anticipating this trip for so long, and its finally here.

I have my visa, my plane ticket, all of the information I need for my arrival, but I haven’t even begun the daunting task of PACKING everything I need for 10 months into ONE suitcase. For those of you who have ever had the pleasure of seeing me right before I am leaving for a long trip or moving out of a house…packing is not my strong suit. I am a chronic over-packer. But in this case, I need to be strategic.  I need to pack clothes and shoes for three seasons, in addition to miscellaneous teaching materials.

Other than packing, I have sent the school I’ll be teaching at in Spain an e-mail in my semi-broken Spanish (most of which was reviewed by the lovely Candace Avalos). I also reviewed different apartments nearby and wrote a couple e-mails to possible roommates hoping to set-up appointments to tour the different options. Finding a place to live is a cause for anxiety. Do I live with Spanish roommates and be the weird foreign girl or do I live with people from my program and stay in my American comfort zone? I’m leaning towards Spaniards but I’ll to play it by ear when I get there.

I hope you enjoy reading my blog from time to time over the course of this adventure. I plan to update frequently.  I hope the headline image will become a little more relevant as I get out with my camera. Right now, the picture is one I took of the Mediterranean when I was in Cinque Terre, Italy. So expect a full visual tour of Andalusia as I make my rounds 🙂

Love love.

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4 responses

  1. Cathleen

    Good luck, my love! Remeber you can always purchase shoes once you get there ;-). I am already jealous that your future Spanish roommates get to live with you!

    September 6, 2010 at 3:29 am

    • Annie Blewett

      Haha you would be totally shocked how many shoes I was able to narrow it down to! And yes, I did account for all the cutie Euro boots I will purchase! 🙂 Miss you! xo

      September 6, 2010 at 1:51 pm

  2. stay with spaniards and be the sexy foreign girl who breaks hearts and sets the world on fire and falls in and out of love! OH my gOSh when I get there let’s play “vicky cristina barcelona”! I’ll be penelope cruz, you can be scarlett johansson. oh but i won’t try to kill you.

    September 6, 2010 at 8:14 am

    • Annie Blewett

      Sean, you are hilarious. I can’t wait til you come and join me in the EU! xo p.s.–I have never seen Vicky Cristina Barcelona…how can we remedy this situation?

      September 6, 2010 at 1:52 pm

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