Hola amigos! These past few days have been absolutely crazy, with plans on top of plans, places to go, people to see (& things to eat, of course). I am rapidly falling in love with this country and this city, and am beginning to truly appreciate the small things at home that I have taken for granted for so many years (I miss you PBJ).
I can officially say that I have taken down the beast that is the Andes Mountains.
Many moments of that day were engulfed by feelings of absolute disbelief that:
1) I'm in the Andes Mountains
2) The postcards don't do this scenery justice
3) Where can I sign up to climb Everest?
Again, the picture doesn't do it justice.
Imagine being completely surrounded by this view, from every single angle.
It was a day I will never ever forget.
I can't count my blessings enough to have the opportunity to be in the spot I am in.
Although this past week has been a complete whirlwind of Spanish, Spanish, Spanish,
being able to see this view in real life rather than on a post card has mad every experience
completely and entirely worth it. ECELA (our Spanish school) is fantastic, and although
I often find myself frustrated with the fact that I can't speak English and
I often have no idea what in the world my teacher is saying, I am supported and encouraged
every step of the way, and for that I truly could not be more thankful.
So my chicos, take every day as a challenge.
Encourage others the way that you would want to be encouraged.
Support others the way that you would want to be supported.
Finally, find something out of every day to be thankful for.
With love, absolutely always,