I am glad that you are reading my blog. I will frequently update with new stories and pictures regarding my year in Spain 2011-2012. Also I will include entries about foreign countries, their cultures, customs, food, and languages. ¡Hasta luego!
Sunday, May 8, 2011
"If a task is once begun, never leave until it's done. If the labor great or small, do it well or not at all."
I don't know who said that (or if it is just one of those little sayings), but I read it somewhere. I think it is so true. It's always important to try your best at everything. Don't be too hard on yourself for falling flat on your face. In the upcoming year, I will be failing at things (even though I will try my very best).
Hi. I am going to give you a very generalized over view of my life thus far. I am adopted from Guatemala. I grew up entirely in Wauwatosa, Wisconsin. I went to co-ed elementary school and middle school. And my high school is DSHA (an all girls school). (It's not that awful! There are many plus-es for an all girls school. [like no boys to distract us. and we don't have to worry about combing our hair!]) I am a swimmer on my high school team and a year round club team (though I haven't been swimming lately!). I live with my mom, dad, younger sister (Maggie<I will talk directly to her a lot>), and my lovely pet dog.
So, this blog thing... I have never thought highly of this past-time. I have always thought it was a waste of time. HOWEVER! I want to share my life and adventures this year with my family, friends and perfect strangers who just happen across this page. (Hello World!)
...I usually digress from what i am actually saying. So be prepared. I usually get to the point eventually...
I am a sophomore right now. But last year, I met a girl from Italy who changed my life. (Hi, Chiara :) She was on both swim teams with me and we bonded. She was also an AFS exchange student! Naturally she inspired me to purse my dreams of exchange-ism too! (made up words)
I presented the idea to my family and they went along with it. But one thing led to 10 billion other things and badda bing badda boom! Now i will be spending my Junior year in Spain.
I don't know where and with whom quite yet. But I have been accepted into AFS-USA and AFS-Spain. My application is complete. And I have my first official mandatory meeting coming up!
OK I am finished. I will post soon with more infomacion.