Wow, what a crazy few weeks it has been. I understand why so many people come back from vacation more exhausted than when they left. Since I left the USA on September 15, I have been to Finland to visit Tuomas and Family, to Cartagena to find a room to rent, then to Murcia, Spain to get my NIE (Foreigner Identification Number, to Santiago de Compostela for a fantastic wedding, then back to Cartagena with my friend Tuomas, and then back to Murcia for a work meeting. I am a bit confused myself...
But God has been walking me through all of this and taking care of me through all of this travelling and moving and stress. As long as I look to Him everyday and keep Him as the center of my life, I have much more peace and am ready for the trials this life throws at me.
It is in a wonderful location about 50 meters from the main plaza and a minutes walk from the port. I have a wonderful roommate Jesus, who is studying architecture; and just yesterday got another roommate, Sandra, who is studying businesss. By the end of the week, I should have one more Spanish roommate to fill up the piso (apartment.). I am excited to start cooking with them, going out with them, and learning about them. Already, my Spanish has improved so much.
And his blessings just keep coming: I was able to spend time in Santiago de Compostela, where I studied abroad. I saw former classmates, hung out with my bf from Finlnd, and my Church family. Not too mention got to See two great friends get married at my first Spanish wedding (don't know if you can exactly call it Spanish though as Kuralay is from Kazakistan and Martin is from Bulgaria). Spanish weddings rock by the way (more to come in another blog post).
Finally, I was able to take a nice easy weekend here in Cartagena. I got my room all in order, the kitchen set up to my likings, and was able to enjoy the weather. It is such a beautiful area I live in and a gorgeous city. I am so excited for the everyday adventures- finding the local herb shop and buying fresh honey, going to a hueveria to buy eggs, and spending time with fellow believers and nonbelievers alike.
The Craving Conn,