Let’s see…where should I even begin…
I’ll keep it simple.
Last year Four years ago at the ripe age of 38, I met the love of my life (which I may have even known at the time…). I was living in Arlington, VA, and he was splitting his time as a dual citizen between Austin, TX and Los Corrales de Buelna, Spain. He had been wanting to move to Spain full time for quite a while, and sold his house in Austin and made the move earlier this year.
As luck would have it, I was able to take a 6 week sabbatical from work to come live with him in Los Corrales de Buelna…a super small town in Cantabria, Spain, a region along the northern central coast, surrounded by beautiful beaches, stunning mountains, and speckled with charming and quaint farming towns. While I was here, I (with his encouragement) made the _____ (fill in the blank here with any of the words I’ve heard: crazy, stupid, brave, awesome, inspiring…I prefer to go with “perfect”) decision to leave my life, and my friends, and my family, and my job to start a new life in small town Spain.
I’m starting this blog as a way to keep my friends and family up to date on life here without constantly spamming them with emails…and also to record my day to day experiences, things I love or hate or miss or don’t miss, and just a view of the world across the pond through my eyes.