Hey, What’s Up, Hello…

After a handful of busy days filled with school, weekend excursions, bar hopping, adventuring, dancing, exploring, and sickness, I am finally able to sit down and release some of my thoughts on life here in Barcelona.

Life here in Spain is much different than at home, and I can finally say I feel like a local Spaniard. I no longer get lost walking home, I know the metro system like the back of my hand, and I have even picked up on a few Catalan words.

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This past weekend I hit my one month mark here, and I am unable to wrap my mind around how fast the time has gone by. I have been happily overwhelmed with this new world that I am fortunate enough to be living in. Every day life here is filled with the best energy and atmosphere I have ever experienced. Walking through the streets you pass by thousands of individuals from all around the world; the fashion, culture, and conversations are inspiring.

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The past few weeks have been a whirlwind of touristy adventures, long school days, future trip plans, and late nights that turn into early mornings dancing with friends. I have been able to find a good balance of living life like a local, while cherishing each moment because I know this won’t last forever.

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I am a huge planner, and looking ahead, I only have a few weekends left that will be spent in Barcelona. In just a couple of days, I leave for Paris with Caroline to celebrate “Galentine’s Day” in the City of Love. And in the next few months, I will be traveling throughout France, Spain, Portugal, Ibiza, Amsterdam, Italy, London, Ireland, and possibly Greece.

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The world of travel has truly captured my heart and soul. Even with all of these amazing adventures that are soon to come, I still am not satisfied! All that my mind dreams of all day is the world that patiently awaits for me to discover all it has to offer. As an adult, I feel like a kid in a candy shop… however, instead of having eyes bigger than my stomach, I have dreams bigger than my bank account.

Thankfully, I know this is not the end of my travels, it is simply the beginning of a life filled with wanderlust. I crave to know more about the world, humans, culture, and life outside of my daily life bubble. I cannot predict the future, but a possible internship abroad before finishing my degree, a summer spent Au Pairing in a new country, and backpacking in Asia are all aspirations of mine. We shall see if I can accomplish these goals in my 20’s and enrich my life with all the universe has to offer me.

Until next time…

Besos,

Madeline Alice Johnson

 

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One thought on “Hey, What’s Up, Hello…

  1. ryanjthorpe says:

    So many exciting months to come, it’s cool and inspiring to see a fellow student traveller as passionate about seeing the world as I am. Keep it up Madeline! Cannot wait to follow your stories 🙂

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