Tag Archives: (Un)adjusted

Adjusting to being unadjusted

A question I often get from friends when I’m back in California is if it feels weird to drive after having not driven for so long. Here in Spain, I walk or take buses or trains just about everywhere I … Continue reading

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Third time’s the charm

Back in California for Christmas, this is my third time coming home from Europe for the holidays, and each time has felt very different. The first time was coming back from my semester in Italy in 2008, and I was … Continue reading

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It was like Christmas

Quick recap of the last five days: Plane lands in Málaga Friday at 9pm after nearly 24 hours of traveling. Roommate is waiting for me at the airport and rolls my suitcase across the city for me. I’m sitting outside … Continue reading

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Hitting the wall

I’ve reached my breaking point. All those things about the United States that I longed for while I was away, I’m done with them (except for maybe peanut butter). I’ve spent enough time acting like an American and am beyond … Continue reading

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Holidays and life on both sides of the lawn

I spent my holiday season the only way I can possibly imagine it: with my family. I flew home to California for my two week break, spending a total of about 48 hours in transit, but it was worth every … Continue reading

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