Take a breakย 

My favorite part of the day is when I sit and read at Plaza Mayor. The weather had been beautiful the past week here in Segovia. About low to mid 60s. โ˜€๏ธ I enjoy looking up and people-watching. Admiring the daily/common life of other individuals from a city ๐ŸŒƒ you are not a part of is quite interesting. Girls go from little shop to shop with the friends, women stop by the little magazine booth to read/buy the latest tabloid, little kids play soccer by the gazebo and couples take a walk and enjoy the sun. I have enjoyed the sun lately too! GOSH, how I miss tanning! But aside from that I have learned a lot from watching other people’s lives on screen.

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I did yoga in Spain ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ธย 

I went to my first ever yoga class today. 

My university offers tons of workshops, classes, and socials through their campus groups. I decided to join the yoga club with two of my roommates, Rheana and Marisa. 

Rheana, Marisa and Alejandra. (From left to right)

I must admit I was nervous to attend. Like any other time I try something new I got butterflies ๐Ÿฆ‹ in my stomach and my cheeks grew red. We were the first at yoga (Side note: Stereotypes for Americans; Americans are always on time. Stereotypes for Spaniards; Spaniards are always late) but after a couple minutes other students starting coming in. The yoga class theme of the day was awareness and it was refreshing. 

I feel that often or more than often we spend so much time going through motions, rushing, stressing and plainly not paying attention to many things. We often disregard or unaknowlege the simple things in life, starting with oneself. At yoga our instructor ๐Ÿ‘จโ€๐Ÿซ made us stop โœ‹, relax and think of every part of our body. She made us aware by telling us to look at our feet, calves, legs and from there every part until our faces. After she made us close our eyes and feel how it was to look at our feet, calves, legs and from there every part until our faces. I became so intuned with my self and my body. I had never, ever felt so whole and connected to myself. It is hard to describe the feeling I had at that moment. I felt like I was floating on clouds โ˜๏ธ, my body was sinking in and evaporating. 

Yoga mats before class. I am in the middle.


This yoga class helped me acknowledge who I am. I am not sure if your guilty of this but I forget to love myself. I don’t stop to evaluate who I am inside and out. I don’t take a moment to tell myself, “I love you.” โค๏ธ

With that said, I encourage you to take a moment and become aware of yourself. Go to your mirror and look ๐Ÿ‘€ in the mirror. Look at your feet, calves, legs, and so on all the way to your face. Look inside your eyes and tell yourself, “I love you.” Value your worth. Acknowledge who you are, flaws and all. The greatest love you can receive is from yourself. In yoga I was reminded that self awareness is something that we should hold dearly. It is liberating, relaxing and enlightening. I can’t wait to continue sharing my yoga experiences with you every week. 

Love, Ale. 

Welcome to my blog!ย 

I have to admit it has taken me a little over a month to get this ball โšฝ๏ธ rolling. But better late than ever right? ๐Ÿ˜… haha.

First day in Segovia, Spain ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ธ

Well hello all! I am excited to start blogging on all things EUROPE ๐Ÿ˜ This is going to be a blog that will consist of my thoughts, photos, rants, emotions and just about everything I will be experiencing abroad. ๐ŸŒ I hope you enjoy ๐Ÿ˜Š and would love you feedback and comments below!

Adios, Ale.