My first week of language lessons is complete, and boy am I ready for a break. It’s been far too long since my brain had to work this hard! I can feel the synapses struggling to fire…to reignite after too many years of idleness :).
Ok, so it’s not that bad. In fact it is actually going pretty well. I can already introduce myself, speak about my family, say numbers, tell time, give directions and conjugate a few simple verbs. And I am learning how to properly draw the letters.
I have been purposefully going out to buy one or two things each day so that I can use my new language skills. And it has been a blast. I love learning new things…and to be able to use it right away? Even better! This weekend I have a lot of homework…some writing, some memorization. But if it means I can one day break thru my communication limitations, it is totally worth it.
And I have taken some time to have some fun, too. Yesterday was National Children’s Day, and I was able to attend the festivities, which just happened to be taking place right below my apartment balcony. And I have taken some time to finally unpack all of my luggage. I still need some more organizational tools…like cabinets 😀. But I am slowly getting there. One day at a time, right?
Well, that’s all for now. Can’t wait to share what new adventures I will have next week!