If anyone has been following my blog for a while now then you will be aware that I spent the majority of last year living on the small Spanish island of Menorca. A year ago today was the day that I moved out there. I feel very sentimental about it, it was a huge part of my life and has become a massive part of who I am today. Having to move away and leave behind everything I considered of value was punishing, but suddenly having to become my own person was the greatest thing that’s ever happened to me.
A year on, I couldn’t be more grateful for the experience. What makes me sad is that with the way we are going politically, these opportunities won’t be available to our young people for much longer. Why wouldn’t I want my children to have the same international freedom that I have experienced myself? It makes no sense to me.
I got to live in a beautiful foreign location for 8 months, sharing the knowledge of our English Language. I got to swim in a sea warmed by 30-degree heat daily and walk barefoot down beach after beach. I got to go kayaking around exotic islands and rock climbing in secret caverns overlooking a clear blue ocean. I got to dance in local festivals and discover places I’d never dreamed existed. I got to do all of this for free.
Let’s not throw that away, help the UK stay in Erasmus+. Please click here to sign the petition, it would make all the difference. Our children deserve this just as much as I did. If you want to take part in an EVS before 2020 then please visit www.momentumworld.org.uk/opportunities
Here’s a quick throwback to my time in Menorca. Thank you for the memories.
Lots of Love, Lottie xoxo