By JeLisa Smallwood a Barcelona SAE summer intern
One of my favorite children´s books is Oh, the Places You´ll Go! By Dr. Seuss. For the past seven and a half weeks that´s the one book that can explain my experience here in Barcelona. I´ve learned things about myself, about the culture here in Barcelona, and things at my internship that I am very appreciative and grateful for. At one point in time I wasn´t sure if I would be able to come to Barcelona due to finances but I had friends and family who were set on me going and would not allow me to pass this trip up.
My last few days in Barcelona have been great! My favorite thing was the Labyrinth Park. It was so beautiful! The flowers, the maze, the different statues and just the scenery in general were amazing to see for myself (the pictures did not do this place justice). The re-entry workshop and farewell lunch was also great! It was awesome seeing everybody and talking about how much we’ve grown, things we can improve on, and just recapping our entire Barcelona experience. A bit bittersweet but I’m so grateful to have met everyone and to have had this experience.
“You have brains in your head. You have feet in your shoes. You can steer yourself any direction you choose. You´re on your own and you know what you know. And YOU are the one who´ll decide where to go … You´ll get mixed up of course, as you already know … And will you succeed? Yes! You will, indeed (98 and ¾ % guaranteed. KID YOU´LL MOVE MOUNTAINS … Today is your day! Your mountain is waiting. So get on your way!” -Dr. Seuss (1990). Oh, the Places You´ll Go. NY: Random House