But it´s getting easier. Slowly, but surely. I´m meeting more people, becoming more adjusted and comfortable in my teaching style, and I´m more aware of my habits rather than put up a blind eye or create some kind of quick fix to ignore them with.
I´ve become so fond of cooking that I rarely eat out. I´m brainstorming ideas for a novel I want to begin. I´m trying to stray a bit from the autobiographical nature this time but it´s difficult not to gravitate inside my own world.
I went to the Pilar on Sunday and it was pretty enjoyable. Quiet, peaceful, a good place to meditate. I focused my thoughts and walked out feeling refreshed. I need positive things to cling to.
I bought a bus ticket today, so I´m Barcelona-bound on Saturday after teaching. I´m going to visit a friend in Girona and have a wild night or two in Barcelona, while hopefully enjoying some seaside weather. I´m really excited. I´m also hoping my mother will come visit me for Christmas. I have two weeks off so it would be great to roam around Spain with mi madre.
My Spanish is slowly improving. I have classes three times a week at my academy and I haven´t missed one yet, nor do I intend to. I have two other classmates, a British man and an Italian girl. I´m still not at conversational level yet but I´m almost there. Give me time. Sooner or later I hope to write an entry in Spanish. It will probably be a bit mierda but I´ll do my best.
Anyway, that´s the update for now. Keep your fingers crossed I complete 2009 on a high note.