Learning to Think Like a Spaniard.

Well, this morning got off to a bit of a rough start for me. I woke up around 8 to an email from the BEDA coordinator. I assumed that it was the official acceptance letter with all the details regarding my school and health insurance…I was wrong. It was an email informing me that the school they assigned me to had made an error and only wanted 2 auxiliares instead of 4, so they were switching me to another school in another town. My original school was in Alcalá de Henares, my new school is in Majadahonda. When I first read the email, my initial reaction was along the lines of this:

After a few seconds, however, I was grateful for the fact that I was still in the program. Plus, they did assign me the same amount of hours. So many people would kill to be in my position of even having a placement. I then started to think about how laid back most people are in Spain and how they really just try to roll with the punches. They are definitely of the mindset that if you have no control over it, why worry about it…En fin, es lo que hay. I’m going to embrace that mentality as much as possible. Something tells me that most things aren’t going to go according to plan when it comes to Spain…

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2 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. lagringadiaries
    May 23, 2012 @ 23:45:50

    good attitude 🙂

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    • Yari
      May 24, 2012 @ 15:14:51

      I’m quickly learning to just take things as they come with this whole process. I’m honestly so lucky and grateful that I even have this opportunity. I saw today that the Ministry sent out an email that the majority of the placements have been handed out so if people haven’t gotten one, they pretty much have to hope a decent amount of people decline their acceptance so that more spots open up. Thank goodness I had a backup plan with BEDA!

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