While I know it’s been a while since I posted many things regularly (pretty much seven years!), I intend to resume a regular posting schedule. I have a long list of topics to cover, and I can’t wait to share more about what it’s like to live here in Valencia, Spain.

I started this blog in 2010? 2011? (I honestly can’t remember) as a way to capture my experiences becoming an expat. Over time, this blog matured into something of a photo journal of my experiences. Now it needs to grow in another direction again, and cover new and different topics. Sure, there will probably be some photos along the way, but my focus will be more than just pictures.

So, gentle readers, what can you expect from this blog? I have a long list of topics to share in a wide variety of topics:

  • Becoming an expat
  • Learning Spanish as an expat
  • Cultural experiences in Valencia and in other Spanish cities
  • Practical advice for new and “emerging” expats, like shopping, the mail system, healthcare here in Spain
  • Comparing experiences in the US with experiences in Spain

These are pretty broad topics, and new ideas are emerging all the time. As you can imagine, it’s been a journey getting here! In my conversations with other expats, I have found that there are common themes but every person’s individual experiences will vary. On top of that, my first year here in Valencia was much more of a challenge this time around. If I can help someone else avoid some of the stress that I experienced, then I will be satisfied to continue to share this blog.

So, as I find my voice again in this blog, I hope you will continue to share this journey with me. If you know someone who is an expat or who is interested in expat living, please share my blog. And if you have a question that would be appropriate for the blog, let me know in the comment section below!