Back at Home

I’m back in the US, and I honestly don’t know exactly how to feel about it.  Let me explain how I got here.  Continue reading

Update

It’s been a few weeks since my last post here, and there is a reason for that.  I’m going to explain that reason by way of an update.

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Embracing Uncertainty

The past few days have been difficult for me because I’ve really been at a loss for exactly what to do.  The process of finding a job in Madrid proved to be more difficult for me than I anticipated.  There are English teaching jobs in Madrid, but I had multiple interviews cancel because I didn’t have the proper paperwork.  I came to Spain knowing that I didn’t have all the documents I would need to work, but I was willing to work “under the table.”  This is a fairly common practice for Americans in Spain due to the difficulty of obtaining a work visa.  This may have been foolish on my part, but the process was still pretty frustrating for me.

And now, full disclosure. 

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A Time to Dance

It’s Saturday morning, 4 am.  The music is loud, and there are well over a hundred of people on the dance floor.  The lights are low, but you can still see because of the light from the projection screen behind the stage where the DJ is performing.  You’re so close to those around you that you’re not just dancing with one person.  It’s as if you’re dancing with everyone.  Welcome to a nightclub in Madrid. Continue reading