Life in Madrid, For Now

Here’s what’s new:

  • Jared just left. It was so great having him here for a few days. I haven’t had any of my close friends from home come visit, and even though he mostly came to see his girl friend, I’m still really stoked we got to spend time together and that I got to share Madrid with him.
  • This weekend I’m going to GRANADA! I couldn’t be more excited! I’m going with my friend Cristina, her boy friend, Miguel, and my buddy Jose Luis. It’s gonna be a blast. Keep your fingers crossed we get into the La Alhambra. As of right now, entrees are all booked.
  • School is going well still. I really do like my job but getting up so early in the morning is really putting a damper on my social life.
  • It’s been raining, and if you know me, I love that. And it’s finally cooled off here. It’s about time. I was getting so sick of the heat.
  • I bought stamps! So if you want a postcard, send me your address!
  • Been looking at graduate schools and have been studying for the stupid, pointless, waste of time and money GRE. The school I will most likely be attending, or at least the one I really have my eyes on is the University of Kent. I’ll spend the first year in Canterbury, England (which is a 1-hour train ride from London) and the second will be spent in Brussels, Belgium. It’s a Masters in International Relations. If that fails, I’m not entirely sure what I’ll do, or where I’ll go. There is this other program I found in Intercultural Management, and it’s seriously the perfect program for me, but you have to be really good at French, and since I can barely say, “I’m well, how are you?” they would never accept me (which really bums me out! But that’s life).  But the idea of this program gets me really excited. And I’m honestly ready to go back to school next year. It’s time I think.
  • French classes are going well. The pronunciation is still incredibly difficult. I just need more practice. In November I’ll be taking more hours of it and I’m excited for that.
  • I’ve been doing an intercambio, or language exchange with a half-French, half-Spanish girl I met some months back. I feel like right now she’s getting more out of it than I am since her level of English is much higher than my level of French, but she’s been trying to help me just figure out how to pronounce the few words I do know.

Looks like that’s it for now. I’ll keep you posted, as always.

Write more later,

Graham

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