Do what works best for you in the end, because the best gift you could ever receive or give is to be your own advocate. There’s no fix-all solution to life’s problems, but these small changes can help to clear your path of the emotional clutter that you may acquire throughout the year.
When it comes to adjusting to your new life as an auxiliar, there are things that you must know, things that you should prepare yourself for, and things you might have missed in all of your late-night web searches. As a fellow auxiliar, here are some tips of what to know, expect, and the things I wish I knew before.
Now, more than ever, there are groups and organisations that hold space and represent different cultures in Spain. In particular, the amount of organisations celebrating Black culture and influences from the African diaspora in Spain is growing rapidly. These places showcase what it means to be an Afro-Spaniard and invites international members of the Black community to get involved too.
I’ve been in Spain for almost ten months and it’s just dawned on me that I am experiencing severe culture shock. All of a sudden I feel so very foreign. I can say with almost 100% certainty that I am the only non-Spanish person living in my neighbourhood, and I go days without speaking English. And it’s all happened since I moved to Seville...