Soon I will have memorized how to say “I'm a refugee from the United States” in Spanish. It is official. I am going to Spain for the semester. I am studying abroad. A dream, I've had since senior year of high school. I'll be in beautiful Barcelona for 5 months give or take.
The visa came in. It was a large packet stapled together with a note that said “your visa is attached”. Now I'm not sure, which one is my visa, but that won't stop me from bringing the entire packet for my connecting flight to Chicago to Paris to Barcelona (all in 17 hours). It made my awful visit to Houston. Worth it