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


My name is Annie, and you probably know me if you are reading this blog. If you don’t know me, well, I am fascinated that you find me interesting enough to read this without solicitation.

So… who am I? A tea-drinking, travel-loving, meaning-of-life-discussing, passionate (yet slightly directionless) twenty-something trying to find her place in the world… and at the moment, her place in Spain.

If you would like more information on teaching in Spain, please refer to this article I wrote for

    This is my face (on the left) with my friend Megan.

    If you would like to know more, please send me an e-mail at annie dot blewett at gmail dot com.


    5 responses

    1. Hey
      I came across your blog from DIWYY’s email and I just wanted to say its great! I am moving to spain in May to teach english at a summer camp and then staying for another year to teach in a school hopefully and I love all your stories. It got me really excited for my trip! Keep up the blogging!

      November 9, 2010 at 9:08 pm

      • Annie Blewett

        Hi Kathleen! 🙂
        Thanks so much for your support! I am so happy you found some of my silly musings interesting. Congrats on your upcoming job in Spain! If you’re moving anywhere near me, we should meet for coffee when you get here. In the meantime, please feel free to e-mail me if you have any questions about Spain or teaching. Best of luck!!

        November 9, 2010 at 11:37 pm

    2. Bree

      hey annie

      i also came across your blog on the diwyy website and i loved reading your posts. I am moving to madrid in janurary for a semester of spanish language immersion and since i have already graduated undergrad. i have been thinking about working abroad opportunities after next semester. How did you get involved with your teaching program? what are the requirements? if you could offer me some advice on researching programs or anything you know about your program that would be great help thank you very much


      November 10, 2010 at 5:17 am

    3. Annie Blewett

      Hey Briana!

      You should definitely consider teaching abroad. The program I went through is called CIEE ( and their teaching program is only available in Andalusia. As it was my first time living abroad, I appreciated the convenience and help associated with a program. However, you can also apply for a job through the Spanish government (I’m not sure of the website) and you would not need to pay any sort of program fee. Since you will have already been living abroad for a semester, it’s probably the best option for you. The position through the government is slightly more competitive and requires a lot of previous Spanish experience and leadership/teaching experience. If you decide to apply and would like feedback on your application, please let me know!

      Additionally, you could easily make extra money by giving private tutoring lessons. Many people will pay to have an hour long conversation with a native English speaker. I tutor 7 extra hours a week, and it been great. If you want more information on what is a good rate, etc. Please shoot me and an e-mail, and I can help you out.

      Hope this helps! 🙂 Good luck in Madrid! If you make it down to Granada, let me know and perhaps we can grab coffee as well!


      November 10, 2010 at 1:13 pm

    4. sooooo dark nowwww…

      January 28, 2011 at 2:02 am

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