Today I was supposed to go to university at 3 for Design of Infographics. However, I understood that my classes are only going to start next week. Why?! Nobody told me that!
I asked in their office what is going on and where should I have a class. They told me that the classes for the Superior studies are starting next week and this week is only for the students. So, I had another week without classes. I wondered what to do. I really don't like wasting my time. I went in another class that our coordinator told us about – Dorado. Which is part of the Restavration program there. Basically, working with gold. I didn't have anything else to do, so I stayed in that class.
In the evening, I went with two roommates to the supermarket to buy some food. We cooked together after. I made rice and vegetable curry and they prepared meat(which I didn't eat of course, because I am a vegetarian.)
Then we played some fun game with cards. The house was absolutely full. I went our for a late walk and came back very late. I was in bed around 2.
I didn't feel so good in the morning. I didn't sleep much but I was feeling fresh and still went to yoga. I was able to stand up from the backbend for the first time today. The second time I hit my head. I felt very vulnerable but Patricia, my teacher told me is okay and part of the practice. The third time she did it with me.
In the afternoon I went to the school for the Dorado class where we started making pur sculpture. It was very fun and I really like the teacher. I speak almost every day in Spanish.
I feel pressure to go out every night here. I want to sleep !!! And I want to practice yoga in the morning. And I want my classes to start already!!!
Later this evening I am going out with my roommates to Camden where there is an Erasmus party. It's so crazy. Everything. Is hard to live with all my priorities and keep up with this pace of going out every night, but I won't drop them. I am a bit sad because I haven't written any calligraphy lately.
I didn't go out in the end. I stayed at home and talked to a roommate. He shared with me how when he got here last year after living alone in Toronto he had to get out of his shell. Because it is a big apartment and it is unavoidable bumping into people. We talked about the group and the shared living in the apartment. I observe I am slowly adapting to the group. This is already my second week here. It is getting better.
First days here were a bit tough. I was trying to stay in my room, close the door, sneak in and out. Now I like when I get out of my room to see the roommates, to talk and laugh. To cook, get out together. It is fun.
Today I cooked today some vegetables and when Ri. came back from work, the others were still sleeping, around 1 o'clock. I asked him if he wants to eat and he said yes! Feels good sharing. Even if I don't know who I am going to eat with. Making food and sharing it with someone brings you closer.
After we ate together we played Exploding Kittens. I am slowly getting used to being around people, opening the door of my room which is like a code that , cooking together, spending time. I was so used to do things by myself in Bulgaria, at points I have felt lonely. Now I really am able to find the joy in sharing with others and in general just being around people.
In the afternoon, I went to school to work on my sculpture, it turned out we were late with an hour, wrong schedule. It was very fun! I really like working with my hands.
On my way back to home we went with some more Erasmus students to the Chinese shop)They sell everything in those stores here!) and bought some materials for the class. The class is about experimenting, testing and playing, we don't think much, we just create. It is playful. I am very curious what will be the result at the end. The process is interesting too. I like the teacher a lot, she is very patient with us. My other Erasmus classmates don't speak Spanish and I am the translator. Which works for me because I get to practice double.
On the street I found 5 euro. For the second time. I feel lucky!
Passing through Plaza de la Merced I found a great second hand shop and I bought a beautiful dress, bohemian style for 5 euro. Got back home and went with my italian roommates to get tickets for Gibraltar for this Saturday.
I reserved tickets for me and Dayana for a Surfing lesson in October. Shared experiences is what I am learning a lot here.
After that we went to the store to buy onions and potatoes and we shared them after.
We went back home and ate together. With two other roommates, we wanted to go to Language exchange but there weren't enough people in the place. So, instead we went on a terrace for a drink, on the top of a hostel with a nice view to the cathedral. I came back home around midnight.
This morning I wanted to sleep a bit more, but I got up and went to a led Ashtanga class at 9. I stayed only for the half primary of it and went to school for a presentation. There was a welcoming speech for the the graphic design department. I am so excited to start on Monday finally!
I got coffee at the caffeteria for 1 euro and passed through Mercado de la Merced.
For lunch I am cooking with the Italians and we ate together. Later we might go to the beach for volleyball and at 5 I go to university to continue creating.
That day we woke up very early to go to Gibraltar. It was very cold in the morning at 7. I went with my two italian roomates.
I went with two Italian roomates. We woke up very early to get the bus from Malaga. Going with 200+ Erasmus students. The trip was around 2 hours and by the time we got there the weather was getting a bit better because the morning felt really cold. Read more about the trip here
When we got back from G. we were tired. We walked a lot and it was a very hot and sunny day. When we got back though, we decided we will go out, also there was a party in our apartment organized by one of the roommates.