Valencia what did you do to me?

Right, so you know when people say that they have visited a place that is AMAZING and It stole their heart. Well, before I never really understood what people meant..Obviously, I could appreciate the beauty and scenery of a place, but I would never say I had FALLEN IN LOVE.

This summer that all changed…

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After living in Valencia for 3 months I realised that I never wanted to leave. It was absolutely my ideal city. It is the third largest city in Spain, so it is perfect for work, yet I would never say it was hectic like London.

My dream city would be one that has both a working environment, as well as a neighbourly feel to it. That was exactly what Valencia was in my eyes. I had the local Mercadona, market and bakery right at my doorstep and in a 15 minutes walk I would arrive at the land of work.

I just loved it so much that I wanted to move there! Of course I do want to see more of the world and travel, but after leaving I really did feel like Valencia was my home and that I was leaving it to go back to cold and rainy England….(Very true considering it rained all day today and it was 35 degrees in Valencia…yes in October!!)

Whenever I have spoken to someone who wants to or has dropped out of uni, I would always think to myself WHY?! It is a minimum of 3 years, before I seriously could not comprehend why someone would want to just give up and pursue something else, when they could be getting a degree with a little bit of time and effort. I know people change their minds and believe uni may not be for them, but I just always thought after so much time and the amount of money going towards it, that it would be a wise choice just to stick it out.

I won’t lie and say that I didn’t think about quitting university and staying in Valencia, especially, after being offered to stay longer and even to go back after uni. I had thoughts that I didn’t think I would have ever considered.

During my final 3 weeks I was already feeling sad knowing that I was going to have to leave and go back to uni. It’s not that I don’t like my uni, it’s just that I felt I had grown up in a way and that my uni experience was over. The thought of going back to lectures made me want to cry, it just really felt like I would be taking a step backwards. I got to the point where I had to persuade myself daily ‘One more year Saby! Just one more year!! It will all be worth it in the future’

And it is true, I do stand by that, and I would think it would be irresponsible of me to just quit when I am so very close to the finishing line! I can say my experience has motivated me to do well, graduate and then focus on my PR career.

I met some friends for life….of course MERCEDES and I can honestly say that it was the best experience of my life to date and it really did help me grow as a person, mature and think about all the opportunities I have. I am one lucky girl, and I definitely did realise like many people, I do take my life for granted.

Remember: Don’t take your opportunities for granted!

Love Saby

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Dreams….

I’ve always been good at remembering my dreams, considering we forget 90% of our dreams In the first 5 minutes of waking up. If I have woken up with an interesting dream, I make sure I think about it over and over again so I don’t forget, then tell the first person I see (No strangers)

I used to have normal dreams and then out of the blue Phil Mitchell from EastEnders would pop up! I mean, why? I don’t understand. I don’t have a thing for him?! Well I don’t think I do…maybe I just loved EastEnders that much.

I find it fascinating trying to figure out why I dream of certain people and storylines. I always think through what I have seen the previous day and try and fill in the gaps.

Since I’ve been in Spain I have been having unusual dreams practically every night. It must be the heat! I’m going to talk you through the ones I remember, and  thought were strange yet amusing!

Dream one…

I had a dream about this boy from my primary school…I’m not going to mention his name as he may read this and think I’m a complete psycho. The dream was about us reuniting and getting into a relationship…I have no idea why, as I haven’t seen or spoken to him since I was 11. However, I do know that he has a girlfriend and a child…I obviously know this through Facebook.

People say dreams are about things that you want/want to happen. Honestly, why would I want to be a homewrecker and get with someone who already has a family. It obviously was not to do with him being my soulmate and wanting to marry him and live happily ever after…

I then figured out that I may have had the dream because I had read something about Macaulay Culkin, apparently being a heroin addict, along with seeing some lovely photos of him vomiting in a bush in the middle of the day – LOVELY.

I guess I thought Macaulay Culkin in Home Alone looked like this boy from School….weird.

Second dream…

This dream involved Joe Hart and Andy Carroll.

First of all I know why I had this dream…Footballers and their reputations as man whores.

Mercedes has a major thing for Joe Hart and I love a bit of Andy Carroll.

So, I had a dream that Mercedes had done the deed with Joe Hart….obviously I did not witness it in my dream haha. But, It began with her telling me about it then moved on to us finding out that she was just his mistress. She wasn’t just his mistress, she was his mistress in that particular city. He had lovers in every city he had ever visited…Mercedes was his Valencian one.

After that part of the dream, some random came up to me and asked me whether I liked TV. I said yes I do, why? He then responded with – My friend likes TV too, let me introduce you to him, I think he will want you.

So I’m guessing that means a guy who loves TV will be the one for me! If you like TV, I’m coming after you… 😉

The day after this strange and saucy dream I told Mercedes all about it, she practically hugged me saying…

I LOVE YOUR DREAMS SABY!!! I WISH THEY CAME TRUE.

I then thought I would be an amazing friend….and as you do, use a bit of basic Photoshop skills to make her this.

😉 I’m too kind! Love to watch her blush!

And that’s it! Have you had any unusual dreams lately? If so, tell me…I would love to know about them.

Love Saby