Tomorrow morning, I leave for Barcelona. This thought alone should have made me very excited but for some reason, I’m quite apathetic about everything today. I started throwing some things into my backpack for the trip and then remembered some things I needed from my office, so here I am, checking people’s blogs, updating my own and wondering about the next 10 days. That’s right, 10 days left in Spain. It is amazing how 63 days sounded so long when I got here and now I’m looking back and wondering where they all went.
The last couple days have been decent. Had a lot of difficulties at work and became quite overwhelmed and frustrated. Things have smoothed over and I’m to the point now, where I cannot do much about any of it anyway. Friday I received a marvelous package full of new music to entertain myself with, a dvd I’m looking forward to chilling to, a ton of Welch’s fruit snacks, and some mini Sharpies. It was a glorious day and I smiled a lot. It feels good to get something in the mail, especially when you are so far away from what you think of normal life.
Saturday, I spent the whole day at the beach. My neighbor took Natalie, me and Kristin to a nice beach and we all soaked in the sun and felt the gloriousness of the cool Mediterranean. I was very leary of the water since I have never had a good experience in ocean-like places, but it was quite fun and I relaxed. Hooray! finally a good experience to put into memory. Today, I’m suffering a bit. I discovered soon after leaving the beach that not only did I not put on enough sunscreen, but I also did a bad job of where I put it. I’m not in the lobster category, but there are several parts of me that are hurting. Cold showers are a blessing and Kristin’s lovely idea about keeping lotion in the fridge was heavenly this morning.
So now, I sit and ponder what to take with me to Barcelona and am slowly feeling the excitement mixed with nervousness come in. Yes, it will be fun, and an adventure I look forward to being able to look back on. And crazy to think, but I’ll have 6 days left when I get back to Malaga…
Off to Barcelona I go.