October was a crazy month. If you thought for one second that September was busy with sales in Skagway for me, ha! October was three times that busy. I jammed three months of work into one month (though I still have more to do), as well as, recruited 25 plus volunteers and helped raise more than $54,000 for Get Hitched Give Hope. I would love to do an entire blog just on GHGH, but I will leave it to the blog website to fill you in. The entire month I didn't stop. I had Sarah and Jared in town, then right after Terry and Drew in town.... a short trip to Ketchikan, and then Mom and Michelle in town in Seattle. My birthday weekend was a blast. Valerie came to visit and we enjoyed every minute of it. Thank you Ketchikan weather for being so amazing! Here are a few pictures of my October.
Hike with Matt (and Valerie) in Ketchikan
Beautiful Carol, Michelle and I at GHGH
Soooooo basically October was so busy that I hadn't even really processed the fact that I was about to leave to Cadiz, Spain for three months. And here I am.
As I got off the plane in Madrid, the first thing I smelled was tobacco and.... well Spain. Memories of my last trip flooded into my heart and I smiled with this giddy grin as I found my way to the next connection. Then, with no apparent warning, this entire crazy idea of going to Spain for three months hit me, right smack in the head. I hadn't been able to process it because life has been so busy. I got panicky and thought.... WHAT AM I DOING?? But then I remembered this: The majority of times I have felt this nervous fear in my stomach was when I was about to do something that scared me. I felt this way last year and ended up having the time of my life. And as Amy Spencer says "