Tuesday, May 25, 2010

La aventura continua

I am graduating from the University of Washington in a few short weeks. I have about a million things to do before it ends. I will write three (long) papers, take a few more exams, and probably be completely stressed out for the next fifteen days. But then, on June 10, I will fly to sunny Portugal! I will stay in Lisbon for a few weeks, play at the Bar do Peixe ultimate frisbee tournament with great friends from around the world, and then just hang out for a few more days. After that, I will return to Seattle and start my search for a job. Potlatch will also happen and probably be fabulous. Toolbox is fielding a team, although I am unsure if I want to play with them or if I should rejoin my team from two years ago, the UVM alumni team. I am sure to have a blast with them if I defect from Toolbox... but I am a founding member of Toolbox and this is the first year that we are putting together a team for Potlatch. I'm not sure what I should do!

I accepted a position to go to Spain in October to teach English to kinds until May. I don't really want to go (I know, I sound like a spoiled brat) because I have already been there and it is a great place, just not my favorite place to live. I do have many friends there who I miss and would like to see again. And living in Europe is awesome. I would rather go to Russia... I want to learn a new language and experience new things, not go back to something I am already familiar with and do what I did last year all over again. Tough decisions. If nothing else comes up, I will be going to Spain. It is like a backup plan. If I find a job in Seattle or if I find something else that makes me want to stay, then I will stay. But if I don't, then I will be leaving one way or another. Spain, Russia, who knows.

First things first, though. Portugal in June, Potlatch in July, and Disneyland (yay!) in July. Sonia is supposed to come to Seattle in September, too! So I will get to hang out with her and go hiking and do lovely things like that.