It’s already a year since I moved to Madrid. I remember I was desperate to move. I finally moved in October but as soon as I graduated from uni in June, I wanted to leave.
My home town is Zaragoza, a historical city in the North of Spain. I’ve always lived there and I think I loved it before I moved to Manchester. It’s weird because it feels like a huge mind gap, after coming back from Manchester, the only thing I had in mind was the moment I could leave again.
I felt trapped by my home town. All my family and friends live there but I feel that I don’t belong there. And it’s probably all because of Manchester. I was 18 when I moved to Manchester with my family for a year. At that time I had only been abroad to Disneyland Paris and Italy. I remember the day we left Spain, I couldn’t be any happier. I was so excited to discover new places, a new culture and a new language and during that year, Manchester change my whole life and my future life too.
English culture was exciting, I felt inspired, I met amazing people from all over the world. It just felt like home. We left Spain in September 2011 and I came back in September 2012. Coming back was one the most difficult decisions I’ve ever had to make. My heart was in England, but I wanted to graduate from uni too. So I came back and decided to study Tourism Management, so that I could easily live abroad if I wanted to.
Since then, I’ve only been able to go back to England twice. First to Manchester and London, the second time, and both times I’ve felt at home. And Madrid is a great city too, there are lots of places to go, restaurants, city life but it’s just not London or Manchester.
You may think I’m stupid or something but this is not something I’ve chosen to feel. It’s not in my hands and it makes me suffer because I can’t move right now. However, I’m doing my best to make it happen in the next 2 years, working hard and practising my English as much as I can. That’s why my Youtube videos are in English and this writing too, even though I make some grammar and spelling mistakes. I just hope hard work pays off.