Thursday, December 29, 2011

Year Recap

I wouldn't.  2011 was a big year for me.  
Lets recap:

*I started working full time (for the first time!) in HR in Barcelona and I met lots of fun and interesting people from all around the world.

*Boyfriend left Spain in the spring and I lived with a few fun and interesting individuals..  My roommate Pokerface, for example, was a professional online poker player that would eat and sleep at all hours of the day.  The smell of marijuana and garlic wafting into my bedroom from the balcony at 4 AM was not fun, but it was quite the experience, nonetheless. 

Cagliari, Sardinia
*In the summer I quit my job early to spend some time traveling before leaving Europe.  I visited Sardinia, London, Bilbao, and San Sebastian.  I also took myself out to lots of memorable Spanish lunches while the rest of the world was out working.

Sylvia & I - my last night
*I left Spain in early August and it was hard.  I remember crying with Sylvia outside my taxi the morning I left and wondering if I was doing the right thing.  Cold feet at its finest. 

First night in Santo Domingo

*I moved to the Dominican Republic to be with boyfriend.  I improved my Spanish and changed my accent :D  

NYE 2010
In the DR our lifestyle is completely different - its been a difficult adjustment for me to say the least; the DR does not compare to Spain in any way, but although I often wonder "What if?" things had gone differently, I'm a firm believer in things happening for a reason.  I know that I'm exactly where I should be right now.

Last year, boyfriend and I rang in the new year at a teeny tiny Italian restaurant in Barcelona that we loved so much, we went back for Valentine's Day. This year, we'll be celebrating the new year at a resort in Puerto Plata (the northern part of the island).  

I'm excited to start 2012; I just know that more big changes are coming my way.  



  1. Sounds like you had one amazing year darling!! I would dream of traveling the world like that...what an incredible experience! Sardinia looks beautiful. Wishing you the very best and the happiest New Year!! xx Marisa

  2. Just saw this post -- what an amazing, life-changing year you've had! so proud of you x