I have considered blogging for a while, but I never really had a reason, until now.
Today I start this blog as I start a new chapter in my life.
On May 15 I departed by beloved Boise and made my way the 5,162 miles to the great city of Bilbao! It isn’t my first trip, so this grandiose adventure felt more like a quick vacation to a place I am very comfortable going, rather than one of the largest leaps of faith and love I have ever taken!
Por Amour, translated to For Love, is the reason I am here, living in two different regions of the Basque Country, spending part of my time between both regions of Spain and France. Por Amour represents a number of things that you will read about along my journey!
To make it a success I risked it all. I quit a job I loved dearly, sold my car, kissed my family goodbye and left what I knew and where I was comfortable to follow my heart to Mr. Big, a name that was bestowed upon him by my dear friend Kate McGwire. Obviously it was taken from Sex and the City and it is fitting since he lives in France (it is after all where Big ran back to Carrie) and he is very tall, dark, and handsome.
Now I am here in the Basque Country working to make a life that is completely different than the one I had known and loved.
While I have family nearby and I plan to visit them regularly, I am going to have to make new friends, learn the lifestyle, and while I already speak Spanish, I will be learning French.
In the few weeks of being here I have already faced first world challenges like getting a French phone number which led to me literally walking out of the store leaving the woman helping me in complete disgusted. Grocery shopping has become one of my favorite past times and it is a grand accomplish each time. And those hours left in the day where I have to entertain myself are basically spent killing the overly aggressive flies that seem to replenish rapidly.
Por Amour, will take you through the trials and tribulations of making this work. Not only my relationship with Mr. Big, but also figuring out who I am and at 34 years old, what I want in my life.
This blog will be my personal journal, but I hope for each of you taking the time to read it, it brings you some comedy and entertainment all in the name of amour!
Oh and maybe one day Mr. Big will let me post a photo…it may take a few drinks at a festival to get him to agree, but that is something I will work on!