Lost in time...reflecting back over the past several weeks has allowed me to fully appreciate the experience I am gaining while I live here in Madrid. Life here is simple in some regards but at times is the most complex thing I have ever worked through. Starting this blog was something that I always wanted to do, but sitting down and connecting my thoughts into a manner that flows is something that I have struggled with greatly. My mind is in constant movement as I observe the new world around me, The sites of beautiful architecture, the smells of sweet baked pastries from the bakery below my balcony, to the constant hiss of the roads, and people moving around me. It is a lot to take in as I stop and think. But in motion, experiencing it; it all comes together to form this beautiful melody of life and has put me in a trance as I live the life before me.
As I work my way through the melody of life here, I am able to happily say the following:
I moved and settled into my new apartment.
I have found my way to navigate the city thanks to finding myself between intersections and comforting myself with a beer.
I have found some of the most amazing, caring, people, whom I can call my friends.
I have gotten lost in a club all by myself, dancing with strangers, and enjoying the night.
I have been able to live life on my own. With nobody here to lean on.
I have made mistakes along the way but have found the ability to forgive myself to move on.
I have been able to smile daily as I continue to work with kids.
I have been able to take care of my mental happiness, something that I have struggled to deal with for years.
I have found what truly makes me happy and what I want to do with myself with the time here.
I have had life knock me down, I rolled over and looked at the stars.
* The "I have" statement may seem redundant, but these are all things that I have done as I pushed my limits and have succeeded in doing. Something I take pride in and find happiness.
Dreamer. Lost in the moment.
Podunk Wyoming native, living and thriving in Madrid. Lover of Craft beer and art.