I’ve decided to make the leap! I’m leaving Nashville and moving to Spain after the birth of my baby girl in June! You may or may not know this about me, but the only time I ever lived abroad was in Sevilla, the southern Andalusian region of Spain. It quickly became home to me, and I’ve missed it ever since.
I’ve stayed in touch with friends living there, and over the years, we’ve talked about putting together a reunion visit. After much correspondence; back and forth emails and Skype calls and Google chats, it turns out that there is an opportunity for me that I can not pass up.
I’m going to be a Flamenco dancer!! I’ve been a dancer my entire life. Mom had me enrolled in Powell-Moïse school of dance at the age of four. I went on to compete nationally with my high school lyrical dance team.
When I lived in Spain in 2003, I fell in love with the Flamenco. The subtle, rhythmic movements, coordinated perfectly to the Spanish guitar strumming, hands clapping, feet stomping, castanets clicking; its the most beautiful, sultry dance in the world.
My friends helped me find a two-bedroom apartment in Barrio Santa Cruz, one of the best neighborhoods in the city. There’s a perfect sun-lit room for baby girl’s nursery.
I’ve always dreamed of raising a bilingual child. I knew I wanted to travel with my children to teach them to appreciate and learn about other cultures. This opportunity to now live abroad, in one of my favorite cities and countries, and raise her with the rich Andalusian culture, is too good to be true!
I wonder what my husband will say when he finds out? We only just bought our home here in Nashville (about nine months ago). I’m not sure if he will want to quit his job or sell our home. Maybe he can just commute to see me and the baby. We could take turns visiting each other. Hmmm. I hope he’s OK with this decision!
Well, that is my big news. I’m curious if anyone else out there has a major, life-changing event or story today, this first day of April? I’d love to hear about it!
Who’s a fool? Are you a fool? I’m no fool!