Do you ever feel that your daily life lacks thrill and excitement, and gets more dull with each day? I certainly felt that way before I decided to study and travel abroad in Trujillo, Spain. My daily routine in the States began to lose spontaneity, and I lost my appreciation of life as a young college student. The time had come to take a risk, and push myself outside my own comfort zone. I decided the only way to do this was to move to Spain.
Since living in Trujillo, I have been able to reclaim my desire to live life to the fullest. Studying abroad is not just about going to school and learning about the culture, but devoting time to yourself and experiencing the world around you. I dedicate time to my host mother and her three daughters to build relationships that are meaningful and long lasting. I take long, scenic runs around the campo, absorbing the beauty of Trujillo around me, and realizing the good fortune I have been granted by being here. I frequently visit the old castle walls that overlook the entire town of Trujillo. As I stand on the edge of the castle, feeling a sense of peace and liberation, I reflect on my unique experiences. I realize life is about taking chances, laughing constantly, living with no regrets, building relationships, and continuing to change and grow as a person. Living in Spain has fulfilled all of these elements of life, and each day I learn something new about myself.
If I hadn’t come to Spain, I wouldn’t have had the chance to explore myself. My decision to come here has shown me that I am a courageous person, open to the world around me, and eager to learn every chance I get. To take a risk and move to Spain was the best decision I have ever made. Will you decide to walk to the edge and study in Trujillo?