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Day 17

Planning; a tale of mice and men.

Its been eating at me for a long time. I need something. I need to get myself back to work. Work of any kind.

I want to try something new.

Recently my thoughts and every waking moment has been spent obsessed over taking a trip to Spain. I have scoured every airline ticked site I could find, read almost every AIRBnB listing, and digested as many travel blogs and sites as I could find.

But, of course, I have no money, no work. So what the hell am I going to do? I am dying to take this trip. I even thought of taking my son but he is not very excited about it and I am certain he wont if push came to shove.

So, I am sitting here just dreaming. My dream is to somehow find work in Spain as an English tutor or teacher and then just stay there till I disappear. (I have a special status because of my grandparents where I can get Spanish citizenship). I am of Spanish decent but I speak "American" English, I am relatively educated, have an IQ of 125 so by all accounts I should have no problem.

Yeah right!

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  • Whats Next Whats Next
    64 months ago

    Clearly I have just sabotaged my plans with that last, 'yeah right!' comment.

    *sigh* how easily I give up.

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  • Waiting for a life Waiting for a life
    64 months ago

    You need to put your chimp back in its cadge (see posts about my 'Trevor' and you'll get what I mean).
    Um. Spain. It has a faili ng economy but the people are marvellous and are my favorite of all. I would live in Spain forever more also. We all have dreams WN and without them we'd just curl up so live with them in mind and continue on your journey because, who knows, it could happen (as long as you cadge that chimp!)

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  • Hachiko Hachiko
    64 months ago

    WN, you've got mail! ;)

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  • Scarlett Scarlett
    64 months ago

    When my dad was 48 he moved to Spain. Started in Barcelona, tought himself Catalan and Spanish, he now lives in Denia. The climate there is perfect, it's unlike the rest of Spain, dad says it has its own Eco system. It's a fabulous place. When he moved there I actually wanted to move there with him, he wasn't that keen, but I think that had less to do with me and him spending time together and more to do with the girlfriend he moved out there with, she must have been about 18, but that's another story haha .
    Don't give up on your dreams!

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  • Lammy Lammy
    64 months ago

    Scarlett, I'm heading to Denia for a second time in September! Love the place!

    What's next, don't be so pooped! Something will come up but if you give up it won't, keeeeeep trying!

    Hey, ya never know I may even be seeing you in Spain!

    Fingers crossed for you

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  • Whats Next Whats Next
    64 months ago

    Lammy, you never know. I might just be able to manage that trip after all

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  • Twenty-Something Twenty-Something
    64 months ago

    I have started Spanish lessons as a New Years resolution. I think it's because some part of me want to escape to South America. It's as if I'm preparing myself to run away from my current life without telling anyone.

    I have no doubt you would make your trip a success and be an amazing tutor, but I share your fear of taking the plunge; it's easy to dish out encouraging advice but not to take your own.

    Please tell me you booked your trip???

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  • Whats Next Whats Next
    64 months ago

    I haven't booked it yet, TS, but I think I am getting closer. I got some work and I sold a piece of equipment from my shop that just might put me over the edge. I'll keep you posted.

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