Monday, May 13, 2013

To my parents, who have helped me to be who I am today.

Just thinking about my experience, where I am now, and how I got here. I have my mother and father to thank for always pushing me in the right direction. 

Mis Padres
Os quiero porque vosotros me amasteis primero!
Quiero que sepáis que me doy cuenta,
Os debo tanto.

mis amigos,
que me enseñasteis a ser valiente

De esta forma,
Sois mi luz en la oscuridad,
La voz durante un duro silencio,
Y lo sois todo para mí

Os quiero porque vosotros me amasteis primero.
No olvidaré que siempre me querréis.

My Parents
I love you, because you loved me first!
I want you to know that I realize,
I owe you so much.

who have taught me to be fearless,

You are my light in the dark,
The voice during a hard silence,
And you are everything to me.

I love you, because you loved me first.
I will not forget that you always will.

Wednesday, May 8, 2013

Un día de tristeza es un día perdido.

With just one week left in the semester, I've definitely gone into hyperactive mode. I have my bags almost packed. I'm thinking about everything except for what I should be thinking about: finals. I'm going to study this weekend as much as I can, while trying not to think too much.

Once again, my life is about to change. How do I focus on my upcoming tests with so many mixed emotions? I'm so upset to be leaving this amazing lifestyle that I've assimilated into, but I want to see my family. I can't even think of the fact that all of the people I have become so close to in the past few months will be all over the world, but I can't wait to see my friends at home. I will miss seeing the faces of so many amazing people every day. The helpful and welcoming CC-CS staff, my professors, my host family, my Spanish friends. I will miss the life here. There are so many activities to do in Seville. I will miss being able to go outside and go kayaking just a few blocks away. I'm definitely going to have to do some adjusting when I get back to America.

Nothing will ever compare to the experience I've had while abroad. Although this feeling is 100% bittersweet, I'm going to smile through everything and just roll with it. To me, frowning throughout the day is basically just throwing it away. This experience has taught me not to waste even a single day!

Tuesday, May 7, 2013

The Cockroach. La Cucaracha.

This is what I found last night at 2a.m. 

I proceeded to smash with a shoe, however I could not clean it up. Disgusting.
I left Livia a sweet note for the morning that says, "Look, cockroach. I can't move it. I killed it."

Spain has the biggest cockroaches I have ever seen. I'm officially scarred and will have this song stuck in my head for days.

La cucaracha, la cucaracha,
ya no puede caminar,
porque no tiene, porque le falta
marihuana que fumar!

That is all friends.