Who am I? So glad you asked!
I’m Betty, I’m 20 years old and I’m a travel-holic.
Since I took my first flight at 10 months old, I have been lucky enough to see a lot of the world both with and without my two little sisters and my travel-addicted parents. However, this year, for the first time in my life I have the opportunity to fulfil a lifelong dream of mine to live and work abroad. Filled with enthusiasm and more than a little optimism, I decided that this was also the ideal time to pursue another goal of mine and start my own blog. I hope to write honestly, and interestingly, about my time in Spain and all that I encounter along my way. So here goes, my fist wobbly steps into the world of blogging!
I study English Literature and Spanish at the University of Glasgow and it is a requirement of my course that I have to do a third year abroad in order to improve my spoken Spanish – such a hard life, I know! I chose to go with the British Council’s Language Assistant programme which has been running since 1905 (!) and involves working alongside teachers as an assistant in a classroom.
After a hugely stressful application/waiting process – made hugely less stressful by the fact that as a European Citizen I don’t have to go through the same awful visa process as my American counterparts – I was finally allocated to a school in Tomelloso, a small town in Castilla-La Mancha that I had never before heard of (and neither had anyone else). I will admit I had hoped to be living in a bigger city, or at least closer to Madrid and I was disappointed at first. However, I haven’t even left yet and already I have received so many positive messages from the people I hope to meet out there and those who have done the programme themselves. I think I’m going to be ok!
So here I am, flights booked, bags packed, and I leave in two days! Next challenge = finding somewhere to live. I hope you enjoy following my rambles and joining me on this journey!