This is going to be a long one. I apologize in advance.
I have now lived in Fuengirola, Spain for about a month and I thought it was time to update you on how it has been. My experience has been far from uneventful, but I could also say that it has been something I wouldn't have imagine either. When I came to Spain I didn't know anyone and therefore I had no clue what to expect. I got a warm welcome from the people I worked with. We played tennis and went out to dinner the following days after I got there. After working there only for a few days I learned that this job really wasn't something for me though. The job description said marketing, but its pretty much lying there ass off to a bunch of people to get them to buy whatever we sell them. Representing the company we sold for and putting them in a horrible light and also making promises to customers that the company won't be able to keep in a fem months time. I've always wanted to work for human rights and help anyway that I can, and although doing what I was doing wasn't giving the customers a bad deal, it was lying to them. That's why I decided that I wouldn't be able to continue this line of work much longer.
When it came to my social life it was pretty non existing for the first couple of days after I started my job. Also I didn't have wifi at my apartment, which meant that I got some time offline. After a few days though a girl at work invited me to a party later that night and so I got a lot of new friends. When I got to this party though the first thing I see is three pot plants, which is apparently legal in Spain to grow but only for your own use. When I was out with these people though I noticed that they where all suddenly "super drunk". Naive as I am didn't think much about it at the time, but the next day I found out they were all high as kites on x.
That's how the next few weeks went though. I went to work from 1pm-9pm, then we would go out to dinner and go out clubbing or do something else. We got regular spots and as the Scandinavian community there is very large, my social network grew pretty quick. The thing is as there isn't much social life except meeting people after work, you had to join people to be social. Although we had a great time, it is something that you quickly get enough off. After all if you've seen paradise hotel or jersey shore, that is pretty much how I describe the people I met in Fuengirola.
After having that job where all you do is lie to people and being around "jersey shore" people for all that time, I found out that this party scene wasn't really my thing. Who would I help living in Fuengirola lying to people over the phone and partying every night. This really wasn't my thing. So I moved back to Norway. But good thing I did, because three days after I got home I found out I got a job that I applied for in Brazil. I start my job in August!! This job however is through LAG (Latin America Groups) and they cooperate with the peace corps. I'm super excited for this change of direction. After all what I want to do with my life is helping people.