Monday, December 13, 2010

Today is my one month anniversary (monthersary??) of being here. I left South Dakota and arrived in Lisbon after an incredibly tiresome 14 hours of being on planes and waiting airports. After retrieving my three big checked suitcases, Alex's face was the first one I saw. It all fell into place quite nicely!

As planned, I have taken lots of pictures. Photography is something I deeply adore and hope to explore it more while here.

So, one month later, I am still here. I haven't starved to death (I'm sure it will become quite apparent later that I, sadly, food issues) and I haven't froze to death (and later I'll talk about how Portuguese houses are built). All in all I consider this a small success.

Alex's birthday is tomorrow and tonight we are going out to celebrate. Cheers!

The ocean is about 10 minutes by car from me!

Obidos castle at dawn.
After two and half years being with my Portuguese boyfriend I decided to take the plunge and move to Portugal.

I've never really been able to function out of my comfort zone. I've traveled fairly extensively so travel wasn't the thing that was going to shake things up. It was learning how to change that was and this move to southwestern Europe meant I had to give up everything I had worked for: my car, my apartment and most of my belongings. This was the perfect chance to take myself out of that comfort zone and see how adaptable I really am.

I won't lie; it has been very difficult at times.

But after all, home is where the heart is. And that is what this blog is all about.