This is my new professional blog however I am also giving a little update on my time abroad so far. I am taking a Career Development class here in Barcelona and I am learning so much. The effects social media have on personal branding, international networking, and business building are invaluable . Aside from this, I have been enjoying my time here in this amazing city. I arrived here on January 8, 2013. I can’t believe its been almost three weeks. This first week was mind-blowing. The architecture, the people, the leisure time, and the night life. Still have my jaw dropped at times. My first FC Barcelona game was unreal, although Messi didn’t play because they crushed Cordaba 5-0. People go about life very differently here. Much more walking, everywhere, young people and elderly.They walk everywhere. I am still getting used to the food and how much bread and coffee is a part of meals. My Spanish is improving a ton and I can hold conversations with most people I meet. I hope to come back to the states fluent. The Catalan language is very different and I don’t understand it at all. I do enjoy the culture barrier at times. My residence is about a 15 minute walk from the beach and I can’t wait til it gets hot out. We also have a pool on the roof which will be awesome. I have some traveling coming up to Paris; then Andorra to snowboard, Belgium; Ireland and hopefully more places over the next 5 months. I am taking a ton of pictures and videos but I am still looking for the best platform I want to upload them to. Hasta Luego!