In the novel, Don Quixote wants to change the world. With a strange vision on the world around him, he sets out on an adventure. He wants to right all the wrongs.
This week has been one of the most difficult in my life.
I wish I could say I have been busy with traveling and enjoying my Spanish life. Instead, life has decided to throw me a couple of hardships.
No matter where you are, bad things can happen. The world doesn't stop turning because you are abroad.
After talking with friends and pushing through terrible times, I've realized...I only have two feet. I can only walk forward with what I've got and do the best with what challenges have come my way. It is impossible to make everything better, and some things are just out of your control.
But losing faith, losing hope, and leaving the journey that I've begun here in Spain by giving up is something that I would regret. Even through the hardest times, you have to look forward.
I walk by the now museum, Casa de Cervantes, almost every day. The beauty of the museum and the garden next to it always strikes me.
"He who loses wealth loses much; he who loses a friend loses more; but he that loses his courage loses all." -Cervantes