As I’m writing this blog post, these are my current views. Apparently I’ll gladly skip half of my classes, but have no trouble coming into university on a Saturday. And yes, this is my beautiful university campus. For someone who’s used to small British campuses, the majority of which are all about function and not at all about beauty, I still find myself marvelling at the huge and beautiful university of Alicante – after having seen it daily for the last 7 months.
So it’s not surprising that when a beautiful day like today came along, I decided to come out here and work outside. Except, this wasn’t really my first choice. What I really wanted to do was go to the beach, but seeing as how all of my friends have run off to either Cordoba, or Seville, or London (traitors, the lot of you), and I didn’t want to take the 30 minute bus to the beach, only to find myself alone and getting nothing done, I opted for coming to the campus. Plot twist, I’m still alone and getting nothing done.
But that’s okay. I think we all forget to take time off to truly relax and appreciate the things around us; to soak in the sunlight whenever possible; to stop stressing so much. I’m guilty of all those things. I stress all the time about the little and the big things, even those I have no control of. Going out is too much of a chore, and I would much rather stay in warm and comfortable, surrounded by great wifi. But that’s the habit I got into by living in Scotland for 8 years: always waking up to grey skies, high winds, and constant rain.
However, this is Spain, and even if it’s just for the 9 months that I am here, I broke out of that habit, and I couldn’t be happier. So sitting here, right now, in this moment – I appreciate everything that surrounds me. And I’m happy.
Hello my lovelies!
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