Settling in

I have been officially unemployed and living in Madrid for nine days now.  Scorching hot days slip away to balmy nights, tables on terraces dotting the winding streets filled until the early hours.  But despite these endless, spotlessly sunny days, I feel like I’m in a period of transition. Continue reading “Settling in”

Much on the horizon

Facing the last few weeks of classes, I’m reminded of how fast this graduate program has passed.  This July, I’ll have been here 12 months.  It’s truly crazy to think about because it doesn’t seem like too long ago that I was frantically looking for a flat and trying to get acclimated to life in a new place.  Since I’ve been here, I’ve met a lot of great people, explored the city, found some favorite local spots, and seen a good bit of the country.  But my time here isn’t done.  It’s too soon. Continue reading “Much on the horizon”