Streets of Toledo, Spain | January 2015

Streets of Toledo, Spain | January 2015

After being out of the blogging world for over a year, I thought it was about time to make a comeback! I can't believe my last post was back in October 2013 when I was working at a camp in the Appalachian mountains while living in flannels and hiking boots. A lot has changed and a lot has stayed the same (as you can see I still live in flannels). The past couple years have been full of typical early-twenties growing pains, identity crises, chaos, epiphanies, change and lots of travel in between. I fell in love with my hometown, drove across the country to Seattle with my best friend, volunteered in Guatemala with Soles4Souls, photographed a couple weddings, grew closer to my family and OH!, moved to Spain.

Back in November 2013 the dream of living abroad in Spain started to become a reality. It took me a few months longer than planned, but after many serving shifts I finally moved to Spain on September 3, 2014, the day after I turned 24. Definitely one of the best ways to celebrate a birthday. Since then it's been one heck of a ride! 

Now I am teaching English during the week and traveling (as much as possible) on the weekends. In just these seven short months, I have made some huge leaps with my Spanish (not anywhere close to fluent), adapted to the somewhat-adaptable Spanish culture, visited Prague, Vienna, Budapest & nine Spanish cities, changed my definition of a "tortilla" and am officially a pro napper (Okay, I was pretty good at it already but Spain just makes me feel less guilty about it). 

I am excited to finally be back in the blogging world and share some of my experiences here in Europe. I have forgotten how much this little space meant to me and how great it feels to be back behind the camera. Stick around folks! I have a long queue of photos that are itchin' to be shared.

A few things on the site are still under construction! For now, you can take a gander at my old blog posts dating back to 2010 (what?) or read more about what the heck The 25th Hour is supposed to mean.