I’m sure we can all agree that the world has been a pretty scary place in the last few months. Personally, I’ve felt like we’ve all been in limbo – not really sure when “normality” will resume or even what the new normal will look like. The fear and worry of it all have been all-consuming for so many of us. Especially in terms of what’s to come and what the world will be like this time next year. This fear, however, has pushed me to make a life change and finally do something I’ve wanted to do for a long time. I’ve decided to hand my notice in, pack my bags and move to Madrid, Spain to work as an English Teacher.
I moved to Granada in January of 2017 as part of my Erasmus exchange, over the 5 months following I proceeded to fall in love with this beautiful and charming city in the heart of Andalusia.
Granada is famous for its Moorish architecture, like the stunning Alhambra Palace and also for its proximity to the Sierra Nevada mountains. As well as this, Granada is well-known for having the most delicious tapas in Spain!
Tapas are small plates of appetisers or snacks and most famous in Spanish cuisine. In Granada, tapas are still provided in the traditional way. You order a bebida (drink) and you are served a plate of free (!!) food.
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Travel Gifts for Father’s Day
Dads can be an absolute nightmare to buy for, they are notorious advocates for a homemade gift. However, when you have a great dad, you want to get them the world. If your father figure is an avid traveller, he will love these travel gifts whether he’s in the air getting ready to go or he’s planning his next adventure.
Working abroad is something that sounds like an amazing opportunity but the question of how to do it can be so daunting that it ends up putting people off. Moving to a new country, starting a new life and meeting new people in a completely different country to where you’re used to is scary! But, it is one of those experiences that can change your life.
I have had the opportunity to work abroad a couple of times, both have been completely different experiences; from a live-in babysitter to a waitress in Disneyland Paris. After my last post, I have been inspired to look a little more into work abroad options for those of you who are desperate to live abroad either forever or maybe just a summer.
Happy New Month everyone! I love the start of a new month, especially when it signifies the start of Summer! My favourite season.
This June marks the second full month of my blogging journey. As I’m so early on in my blog I think it’s a good time to think about what I want to achieve in the next month with my blog and the twitter and Instagram accounts I’ll be using to promote it.
Failure is terrifying. Failing will make you question who you are and what your direction is in life. We are conditioned to believe that we need to consistently be the best and always be striving for success. Therefore, when we fall even a little bit short of that, we feel like we might as well just give up.
So, what happens when everything crumbles and you fall to your rock bottom? Your failure is so grand that you can’t even imagine pulling yourself up from it?
I’ve spoken before about how hard it was for me to turn 25. I struggle because there’s a part of me that thinks I haven’t achieved enough to warrant getting older. I find myself thinking if only I’d started my blog sooner or, if only I’d studied something different at university. I would have had it figured out by now and then I’d be one step closer to being truly happy in what I’ve achieved. Instead of feeling lost and confused about what direction to take and blaming my younger self for not figuring it all out for me.
A few weeks ago I decided it was time to overhaul my skincare regime. I’ll be honest, I didn’t really know where to start with it all. I had seen a lot of influencers on Instagram rave about ‘The Ordinary’ range, typically their AHA & BH peeling solution, hyaluronic acid and Retinol products.
I have always been fascinated by manifestation and the law of attraction. Since I was very young I had an innate interest in anything spiritual, and, in my teens would regularly go to my local spiritual church as a way to feel closer to our higher realm.
Living through the current COVID-19 pandemic is scary. There’s a lot of things we have had to get used to and I’ll be honest, it has been a real struggle for me and I’m sure for most.
I’ve struggled a lot with feeling connected and staying focussed, particularly in my work.