AHH forgot to reblog this when it went up, but here it is now! Here are a few of my thoughts on writing and traveling, posted on Writer’s Block Party, the awesome blog (I may be biased) that my critique partners and I started on writing, critiquing, wine drinking (did I say that out loud?) and everything in between. 🙃
At the beginning of 2014, I abandoned the last half of my senior year in college to study abroad. While the rest of my classmates enjoyed relaxing senior springs, I…have never been good about taking the simple way. Instead, I started from zero, willingly making myself the new kid in another school’s program, in the middle of a country where I knew no one and was still working on the language.
Granted, living in Spain was not such a hardship: tapas, sangria, and three-hour siestas were just a few of my consolation prizes.
But. It was an upheaval of my life. I went from being surrounded by family and friends, having a job, a plethora of extracurriculars, and a long list of classes I still wanted to take, to having just a few, low-intensity courses and almost no other commitments. In short, for the first time in years, I had…
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