Study abroad is hard. The day before yesterday, life took a turn for the worse. It was so unexpected, I didn't realize it was homesickness for a couple of hours. I thought everyone started talking faster in Spanish to spite me, the food tasted like cardboard because my host mom was having an off day,… Continue reading What They Don’t Tell You About Study Abroad (Or What They Do But You Refuse to Listen)
So my mom was complaining that I haven't posted in a while, but I must have adventures to be able to write about them, so that's my excuse. It may seem a bit premature to write about my first week of classes on Wednesday, but technically the week's over for me. I only have real… Continue reading The First Week of School; More Terrifying Than Kindergarten
Bathroom etiquette. In public restrooms, the toilet paper is kept outside of the stalls, so I have to remember to take some with me or I'm out of luck. Also, after it is used, toilet paper is thrown in la basura, the trashcan, rather than the toilet. I feel like this has something to do… Continue reading Things I’m Having Trouble Getting Used to
Stories, facts, and FAQs So my flight took off from Dallas at 5:45 this morning. Good thing I'm a morning person and don't like sleep anyway (haha funny, I'm going to take a nap when I finish this). I was lucky enough to sit right by a couple of women speaking Spanish in the terminal,… Continue reading ¡Bienvenida a Costa Rica!
I had meant to find where my classes would be before the first day of class, but somehow I didn't. Luckily, with the help of a couple of upperclassmen and a sign that said, "If you are looking for room #421, turn around," I managed to find my first class on my first official day… Continue reading Why Everyone Should Take a Creative Writing Class in College