So I don’t want to act like an entitled brat to my parents, but after successfully keeping my iPhone alive for OVER three years, I should most definitely have an upgrade available. But my mother… keeps breaking the dumb phones and my dad now plans to buy her an iPhone with my upgrade probably. And I realize this is such a “first world” problem to have and really doesn’t mean anything in the grand scheme of things, but this is my Tumblr and rant is what I’ll do. They were totally willing to upgrade my phone before I left for Spain, but I didn’t want to risk bringing a new iPhone here to break it or have it stolen… And now, I am regretting that decision cause I’m probably going to have to pay out of pocket for a new phone when mine dies.
These past two days have been a nice change of pace. I feel like I am finally adjusting to life here and feeling more comfortable with my Spanish and meeting people. Granted I am sure there will still be difficult days, but it’s nice to have a night like tonight. The cherry on top was when a young Indian woman asked my friend and I where a metro station was. We were headed in the same direction and offered to walk with her. She’s been travelling through Spain alone and wanted to take a photo with us before we parted ways. We only spent 5 minutes together, but the kindness she shared and the dynamic of speaking Spanish with someone who is not a native speaker reminded me to look at the people I pass by every day.