Monday, April 20, 2009


I am back in Cádiz for a few days now. I have a field trip on Thursday to Sevilla with my History of Americas class, then Friday morning the school group goes to Granada for the weekend. So much traveling lately. After Granada I go to Venice and Bibione for a beach tournament. I am pretty excited about it because I will be playing with a really fun group of people: a team from Portugal. However, right now all I want to do is rest. I had to do some translation homework that was completely ridiculous and pointless. Now I think I will get in bed... I am so tired...

This past weekend in Madrid at the grass tournament was fun but I am pretty burned out so I was pretty low energy and kind of grumpy at times. I had to spend Sunday night in Sevilla because we got back to Madrid past 9:30PM and that is when the last train/bus leaves for Cádiz. It is always tough to not get to sleep in one's own bed... although the couch I stayed on in Sevilla was pretty comfy.

A really cool girl I met at Paganello told me today about a tournament in Berlin at the end of May and suggested we go together. I think it is a fabulous idea and have been reworking my summer travel plans to accommodate it; I think it will work nicely. Although I feel super stressed out about money lately. And super stressed about other stuff too, but that is more complicated.

It is definitely time for bed now.

Thursday, April 16, 2009

La vida cotidiana

So I am back in Cádiz after a whirlwind 12 day vacation. I had the best time ever, it was soo amazing. Everything was wonderful, I don't have words to describe how happy it made me and how much I enjoyed the entire thing. I am having trouble getting back into the swing of things... I can't take Cádiz seriously at all. 1.5 months left here, then off to travel for a month, then back to Seattle.

I have all of these memories floating around my mind from Costa Brava and Paganello and I can't concentrate enough to put them into words on this blog nor in a journal or anything. Also I feel like if I share it with everyone I might lose some of the joy I am getting from it. It is silly. I will eventually share.

The important stuff: I am safe, I had an amazing trip, I met wonderful people, and I am happy.