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    España: Reasons to Celebrate

    Weeks 32, 33, 34, 35 & 36 May 2018 I made it! My last month working as an auxiliar and living in Spain. And what a month it was! Honestly, I think I was sick for two-thirds of it. But that can sometimes happen when there is so much anticipation for something to end and the change that is coming…

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    España: Holiday in Spain

    Weeks 28, 29, 30 & 31 April 2018 I was talking to my Mom one Wednesday afternoon, our weekly time to chat, and she made a comment about how many holidays I have. “Do you ever work?” she asked. Well, it doesn’t seem like it. Spain has a ton of holidays and random days off. It’s so nice. Granted the…

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    España: A Kid at Heart

    Weeks 23, 24, 25 & 26 March 2018 The month of March has flown by in a whirl of wacky weather and wonderful wandering. Every weekend in March besides the first was spent on a getaway. The second weekend of March my roommate and I went to Madrid for a night. To take advantage of the rainy weather– and actually…

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    Teaching English in Spain: How to Become an Auxiliar or Language Assistant

    As you might have gathered, I’m currently teaching English in Spain. If I ever thought I would end up ever living, working, and, generally, surviving abroad, well I wouldn’t have believed you. I love to travel and I think it’s something that’s so important. Even if it’s only a trip to the neighbor’s house. But moving to another country was never…

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    España: Falling into Place

    Spain Weeks 19, 20, 21 & 22 February 2018 I’m officially a city dweller! And I have never been so happy about it. I’m a not a city person, as a rule, I’d called myself a country gal. Or maybe more like a townie. I’ve never lived in rural, roughing-it terrain. But really, it’s not about the amount of people…

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    España: Moving Out, On, Up

    Spain Weeks 16, 17 & 18 January 2018 Happy New Year! To be honest 2018 started out kind of rough. My New Year’s night was spent puking at two in the morning (no matter what anyone says I do NOT consider this an indication that it was a fun party because it was, up until that point, but then I…

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    España: Bridges

    Spain Weeks 10, 11, 12 & 13 December 2017 In America, the weeks after Thanksgiving are the beginning of the holiday festivities. And in Spain it’s only slightly different. My December was framed around their puente break. The first week of December there is the Spanish constitution day (December 6) and then the Immaculate Conception (December 8). So in true…

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    España: Darkest Before the Dawn

    Spain Weeks 7, 8 & 9 November 2017 Do you know how hard it is to teach another language without a voice? I’m not trying to be all metaphorical here and get into a debate about power. I’m talking about not having a voice because your throat decided to rebel against you. With the change of seasons I always seem…

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    España: Coincidental Companions

    Spain Weeks 4, 5 & 6 October 2017 It’s ironic really. The education system here is a unorganized at best, chaotic at worst. Before leaving for Spain I applied to be a substitute teacher. I had a month to work and make some extra money. Plus I am a fully certified teacher after all. I could get some practice and help…