New year, new blog. That is my resolution. I’ve been on a serious blogging hiatus while Matt and I moved and got our lives sorted out, but I’m happy to say that I’m back and ready to revamp the blog. My European adventures certainly have not ended – some of you may have been wondering why I dropped off the blogosphere so suddenly. In fact, I now have a new European home base and I am ready to share everything that I can about it. So, without further ado, welcome back to “Top of the Morning to You” from sunny and beautiful España!
It’s funny to look back at my blog a year ago and see how much things have changed. My New Year’s resolutions for 2011 make me giggle, but they also give me a lot of insight into who I was a year ago. Everything was so new and the world seemed so big. As for fulfilling those resolutions, I’d say I did a fair job. 🙂 In hindsight, though, it’s hard to make a resolution for an entire year when you cannot foresee a big life change. And a big life change certainly did happen for us.
After we left Ireland, we traveled down Western Europe for the vacation of a lifetime. We then spent quite a bit of time back in Texas visiting family and friends before embarking on our new expedition. And now, here we are. It feels like just yesterday that I was in the land of rain, pubs, sheep, and miles of green. I am now in the land of sunshine, language barriers, monkeys, and Mediterranean Sea. Every day brings a new and interesting challenge, but remembering that I have this space to share every minute of it makes things more exciting.
I am going to have to leave you in anticipation for today, though. When I came back to emilyeneurope, I needed to reacquaint myself and reintroduce you. Setting the scene is where I’ll begin. Starting tomorrow, I cannot wait to go into detail about Spanish culture, the differences between life in Ireland to life now, and that odd little British Colony called Gibraltar just a short car ride away.