So I've been living here long enough to say that I feel comfortable here. Things to accomplish before I leave Spain.
1. Run run run
As I mentioned in a previous post, I detest running. However, it's one of the best kind of exercises out there, it's free, and I see results. Sooo, I'm making it a goal to go running at least three times a week for no less than 30 minutes each time and to enter into another race. Today I started on my running kick, and really surprised myself by running 45 minutes or so. Dare I say that I rather enjoyed that run.
Extra motivation: My sister lost 13 lbs and is putting me to shame.
2. Go to a concert (featuring a Spanish artist)
I'd really like to go to a Dani Flaco concert, but I don't know if that's possible. That just means that I'll have to find another artist that I like who's having a concert. I wouldn't mind seeing Julio de la Rosa.
3. Go to Galicia
I don't know why, but I'm dying to go there.
4. Go to Portugal
Another place that is calling my name.
5. Go to Morocco
Methinks that I just want to be able to say that I've been to Africa. Seriously though, I've heard that Morocco is cool and I would like to determine that for myself.
6. Learn Spanish
This is perhaps the most important goal of mine. How will I determine that I've learned Spanish? Why I can understand all the slang that the kids are using. Also, when I fully participate in conversations around me. Aaaaand, when 95% of the verbs I use are conjugated correctly. And, when I reduce my American accent.
7. Find something to do for next year that allows me to pay off student loans, live outside the country, and be happy.
When I was young, I used to watch reruns of Alby Mangels' World Safari with my family. I wanted (and still kind of do) want to be Alby Mangels.
The profile pic is not of me, but of my sister. She drew it. I liked it. Ashley posted it.