There are some days when Ed & I get caught up in complaining about our jobs, we start exchanging stories and getting caught in a spiral of negativity. We have to catch ourselves in these moments and we both always acknowledge, with gratitude, that when you work in education, the schedule cannot be beat!
My husband is a teacher, so we are both on the same schedule. Thankfully, this affords us the opportunity to travel together as soon as the school bell releases for the summer.
I have been fortunate enough to visit Spain, Portugal, Morocco, China, Italy and France. I am looking forward to a trip back to China and then to Japan, this summer.
Of the few places I have been so far in my life, Spain has been one of my favorites. I don’t now if it’s because it was the first country I visited overseas, but it has definitely stuck out in my heart. The history, art, beauty and culture made my heart and I truly wish to return someday. It’s the one place I could really envision myself living.
We landed in Madrid and worked our way south, through the Andalucia region. The Spanish way of life just made sense to me. The community felt collective v. individualistic. People lived outside and met in piazzas, instead of shutting themselves in their homes to watch TV. The siesta,…AH, the siesta makes the MOST sense to me. The appreciation for history, architecture, traditions and of course, the sangria and olives everywhere you go, is such a beautiful, beautiful thing.
One day, I will return.
As Angelina stated earlier, it’s easy to get caught up in a negative mental funk. In the instruction book of life, this is part of the human journey that comes with the many blessing we have in life. When times like these occur, I’m very blessed to have a wide variety of people around that I can count on. These people range from fun and silly to down right serious – I love them either way.
Thank you Creator for giving me such an abundant life!