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2011: One of the Best Years Ever

I must say, I’m not thrilled about saying good-bye to 2011. While it did have its stressful moments, the good parts far outweighed the bad. It really was one of the best years ever. Two thousand eleven was the first time … Continue reading

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Thankful is an understatement

Have you ever gotten so busy and wrapped up in something, that for weeks or months you forget to stop and be grateful? Not that you don’t remember you have blessings in your life. And not that you take things … Continue reading

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My name is Julie and I live with my parents

About two years ago, I devised a plan. At the very last-minute, I decided to apply for a Master’s program in Spain. When accepted into that Master’s program, I would bring my stuff back from Boston, put it in my … Continue reading

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Why June is the best month ever

My friends from my Master’s program and I have been talking about June all year. It was to be the best month of the program: warm weather for outings, no classes or theses, half-days of work, and time to do … Continue reading

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One month left…

May is ending and June is my last month in Spain. The things that June has in store for me may make it the best month I’ll have all year! My master’s classes have finished, my thesis is done and … Continue reading

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What’s Waterloo?

This week, like many, has flown by. However, this week, unlike many, was filled with some mind-boggling and at times entertaining Spanishness. Last Friday, one of my American co-workers and I were invited to have dinner at one of our … Continue reading

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Spanish Springtime

Spring is in full bloom here in Madrid. We’ve had a blissful few days of 80 degree-plus weather. The trees are flowering and smell wonderful, the tulips are sprouting, and the Metro smells (even more) like B.O. All the Americans … Continue reading

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