Wish I Was Here…

Hi Meltingpot Readers,

Once upon a time, I fell in love with a man from Cadíz. Our subsequent romance and eventual marriage required frequent travel to Spain. I fell in love with the country as my love for the man deepened. But then we had kids. And 9/11 happened. And the economy tanked. And it suddenly became a lot more difficult and expensive to go to Spain. But still, I cannot turn off my internal clock that says I should be in the Iberian peninsula during the months of June – August. It just doesn’t feel right to be in the United States in the summer for me. I literally feel an internal longing and a sense of being in the wrong place at the wrong time. All. The. Time.

I know these are first world problems and I should hardly complain given all of the blessings in my life, but, man, I wish I was here:

Cadîz. El esposo's birthplace.
Cadíz. El esposo’s birthplace.

If you could be anywhere these days, where would it be? Do you have plans to get there somehow? I’d love to be inspired. I’m listening.


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8 Thoughts to “Wish I Was Here…”

  1. Cyretha

    Last night I had dinner facing Mt. Blanc, one of my favorite peaks. Next week it is off to the Loire Valley to visit some chateaux. Last week it was the Montreux Jazz Festival. So I good for now. LOL!!!!

    BTW, have you ever investigated any possibliities with this organization for your return to Spain? http://www.caar-web.org/caar-in-a-nutshell.html
    I am not an expert on them, nor do I know what they have in Spain. If they don’t have much, then there lies the opportunity. If they have a good presence then that also presents some opportunities.

  2. Olivia

    Australia and New Zealand, though obviously not at the same time. I’m convinced I’ll find my husband there. Lol!

    1. Ms. Meltingpot

      Those sound like exciting places to visit…or find a husband!

  3. Wendy

    I’ve been in Spain for the last 5 weeks, longing to be with my daughter and trying to enjoy the experience. I’d rather be in Colombia!

    1. Ms. Meltingpot

      It must be hard being away from your daughter for so long. Will they be able to visit you while there? How much longer is your stay? And how’s it going otherwise? Colombia sounds lovely too. Buena suerte con todo!

      1. Wendy

        I’m leaving Saturday. However, I have to come back next year as well for five weeks during the summer.

  4. Yea, oh yes do I long to be somewhere other than Philadelphia right now. Even if in another U.S. destination like L.A. , Miami or even Atlanta….I just want a fresh, new start. To my luck, I have off of work the last 2 weeks of August and I’ll be going to Boston and Orlando. Ahhhhh, can’t wait to just be able to relax, de-stress, and enjoy being. I’ll be sure to post from my travels…!

    1. Ms. Meltingpot

      You deserve a break. I hope you have a great time traveling in August. Send me a postcard and have tons of fun!

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