Summer by the Numbers

La Sexta news officially announced today as the beginning of that non-magical season: WORK. While I still have a week to wake up when I please and still eat ice cream, I’ve come to look back on my last three months since leaving Olivares and all that’s happened.
small town festivals: one
fireworks displays seen: three
world cup games watched: countless. really.
overnight buses to Madrid taken: four
days at camp passed: 35
nights camping out on the beach: 3
highest temperature sweated: 47º Celcius (110º Farenheit)
beaches visited: eight
money spent on lawyers/paperwork/transportation for one damn visa: 260€
new cities visited: six

years turned: 25
resumés sent: nearing 100
interviews had: 12
new job: one

I was originally nervous about staying the whole summer in the heat and with limited things to do, but it has all worked out! Here’s to another curso in Spain, starting a Masters and a good start to my 26th year!

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About Cat Gaa

As a beef-loving Chicago girl living amongst pigs, bullfighters, and a whole lotta canis, Cat Gaa writes about expat life in Seville, Spain. When not cavorting with adorable Spanish grandpas or struggling with Spanish prepositions, she works in higher education at an American university in Madrid and freelances with other publications, like Rough Guides and The Spain Scoop.

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