To Barcelona and Back

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For those of you who might not know, I took the week of Thanksgiving off and flew to Barcelona for my vacation this year. I’ve been back almost two months now so I apologize for how long overdue this post is. Still, it really does feel like it’s taken that long for me to get back into the swing of things especially since the holidays happened right after.

The trip was a little over a week long, and it was one of those wonderful trips that are also incredibly tiring. We tried to cram as much sightseeing into those days as possible. We succeeded. We saw just about all there was to see within the city, and spent a day touring touring medieval towns outside Barcelona in the Catalunya region. I came back saying that I needed a vacation from my vacation, but it was most definitely worth it.

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I won’t pretend that I wasn’t expecting to come back from my first international trip very much changed by it all. Sure I have that experience under my belt, but I’m also someone who gets lost in the fast pace to the point of missing out on the good stuff. That’s not to say that I didn’t enjoy the trip. I just wish I could have settled in for a longer stay and really got to know the culture of the city and region.

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I’ve come to the conclusion that there is a distinct difference between a vacation and a trip for me. In my opinion a vacation is a time for rest, recuperation, reflection, and above all else an escape from everyday stresses. A trip is defined by activities such as an abundance of travel, sightseeing, touring new locations, and participating in new activities. This was most definitely a trip to Barcelona.

Despite how tired we were, it was still an experience of a lifetime. It was my first time outside of the country, my first flying over the Atlantic, my first time in Europe, and in Spain. I think it’s important that everyone travel and experience other cultures no matter how short the time. It does expand your mind and remind you that you are a single life in a vast world.

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“We travel not to escape life, but for life not to escape us.”

 

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Updates & Glasses

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Hello, hello!

I have a few exciting things to talk about which I hope will explain my lack of being active.

First off, as seen above, I got new glasses! I’m seriously loving them! ❤ I didn’t intend to go name brand when I was looking for frames, but I ended up choosing these Michael Kors. They’re a light tortoiseshell brown with purple on the inside and they were a perfect fit.

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They are style MK247 and can be found if you  want to search for this style! MK also has this style with green and navy blue on the inside.

In other news, I will most likely be moving to the Austin, TX area within the next month and a half! My boyfriend and I have been wanting to move there as that is where he was raised and his family lives. That and Austin is amaze-balls! It’s an eco-friendly, young, live-music capital of the U.S. If I’m not mistaken, there is actually geek culture in Austin where there is barely any in San Antonio.

Truthfully, I’m really looking forward to exploring there and settling in for a fresh start. I’m very excited!

So I’m sorry that I haven’t been posting much, but I will work harder to check in and post a few things here and there while preparing for the move. If y’all have any questions or comments, do type them up below. 🙂

Toodles!

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