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

Quotes from the Italianos ;)

This post is dedicated to the two mental Italian boys that I have met whilst on my internship. Their quotes are just brilliant!

IVANO

He is always singing, super friendly, an amazing dancer and just comes out with the weirdest and perverted sayings!

Mercedes you are so fit, what do you do?! Fit tits, fit legs, fit bum JUST FIT EVERYTHING.

Christine you can eat anything! It is just going to go to your tits *Attempts to squeeze her breasts*

Mercedes please have mercy on me! (This was after he accidentally kicked her computer….think he meant sorry)

Saby I love the way you dress….just like a bitch……I mean….you dress like you are going to the beach!! Thanks Ivano!

Mercedes where are you going you sexy thing?

Mercedes…Saby What?!?! Why can’t you go out tonight? What’s more important….el sexo?

I can’t dance to this music, I have to pretend. *Meanwhile dances like carlton from The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air*

Saby – So Ivano do you have a girlfriend or a boyfriend? Ivano – No, but I am in an open relationship with everyone!!

EZIO aka STONE THROWER

The typical stoner, always late for work, but super friendly and generous…especially with food and drink!

I ask Mercedes – Is he high? It’s like 11am! Look at his eyes!

Mercedes – No he can’t be, maybe he is just tired as he stayed up late.

Me- Hmmm, I still think he’s a stoner.

Mercedes – Let’s give him the benefit of the doubt, it’s the morning!

Me – Okay.

Mercedes – Oh he’s definitely high!!!! I can smell it!

Me – Told you so!

Me – Mercedes! Let’s go Google translate what stoner is and ask him whether he was high this morning!

….The direct translation – One who enjoys throwing stones haha! Not quite – but a great nickname!

Me – Ezio, were you high this morning at work?

Ezio – Nooooo! I just went to bed late. I hate that stuff!

Me – Oh…really?

Ezio – Why? do you want some? *Takes out of pocket*

Me – Hahahaha!

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Inspired by Ivano

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Inspired by Stone Thrower

Hope you enjoyed the quotes! Thanks Ivano and Ezio for making me laugh! ♥

Love Saby