Wandering Woman's Laws of Life as a Blogging Expat
Well, this woman's been wandering more than writing, hasn't she?
The hardest part about writing up one's wanderings, I've decided, is stopping the wandering (or the unavoidable income-earning activities) to do the writing.
Look for a notebook full of "ooh! for the blog!" bits to start showing up here at the blog, one by one. First, in the way of an apology, I am pleased to share:
Wandering Woman's Irrefutable Laws of Life as an Expat
The Wanderer's First Law
When your self-employed gig involves drumming up publicity for clients in Spain, all of your hard work will come to nothing.
Until you take a working vacation, that is, at which time every website, newspaper and television contact you have ever talked with will suddenly require an immediate response.
Unavoidable Corollary to The Wanderer's First Law: If you've left a beloved blog untended during your working vacaction, the number of urgent work-related responses required during and immediately following your travels will double. Twice.
Life lesson to be gathered from The Wanderer's First Law: If your self employed gig involves drumming up publicity, take lots of working vacations. If you leave, they will call.
Wandering Woman's Second Law
When you move to Spain to live your life in Spanish, the language you've fallen head over heels in love with, your Spanish friends will decide it's time to perfect their English.
Corollary: You will desperately enjoy practicing with them, even as the irony amuses you. Especially if they draw cute blonde caricatures of you sporting an outfit you actually own.
Wandering-woman portrait above by the multi-talented Nomadita.
Omsbudsman's Note: Those of you who have met me in person will note that I am not, in fact, anywhere near that blonde. Shhhhhhh. My Spanish friends don't know that.... and I'm perfectly comfortable answering to "Rubia".
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