I need to make this short, because it’s 10:30 and I still have some memorization to do but I thought it was only fair to update you since we’ve been in Texas for a week now.
It has been something.
The truth is, learning a new language is hard! People say that all the time and you kind of think, ya that would be hard. BUT, I’m telling you, IT IS HARD!!! I guess it’s easier for some then others, but easy learning was not handed to either of us as a gift… So here we are and we are going to do this!!!
Oh and a little side note, this is only ‘orientation’ week, I don’t know the spanish word for orientation but the definition must be different then in English.
One of our classes is Spanish grammar and in that class we have to do memorization. This is what I need to memorize for tomorrow:
De donde son? De los Estados Unidos (I am NOT from the US of A), El padre de Betty es el nuevo consul americano. Lastima, que yo no abla ingles. No necesitas saber ingles; ellas saben español perfectamente. Entonces, que esperamos? Vamos a hablar con ellas primero. Después estudiamos. (This part alone doesn’t really make sense but it’s part of a longer story)
So everyday, we have to memorize a script… Do you know how hard it is to memorize something in a Language you don’t understand? And on the first day of classes and every day after that?!?! Along with 40 degree plus heat and all the ‘other’ stuff that comes along with that. Well I can tell you, IT IS HARD.
Considering I have used the word HARD twice, I should probably give you my definition of HARD: “I don’t know what I’m suppose to say, I don’t understand this, what is the instructor talking about?! I don’t even know proper English grammar. it’s 11 o’clock and I need to get up at 6am and I still have to do this ect. ect.” You get the picture… So here we are a week in and that’s my definition of hard.
People that know me, know that I am a very honest person. In other words, I’m not going to write blog posts telling you that we are sitting in a class room singing cum bye ya (or how ever you spell that, my brain is in spanish mode), when that isn’t even close to what has been going on on this end.
But I can also tell you this, as long as we take the time to take care of our selves (which we are trying) and Alayna, and we take the time to ‘meditate’ on the definition of JESUS, we’ll be just fine.
What is my definition of Jesus? Well it sort of nullifies my definition of hard. Jesus is why we are here, HE defines EVERYTHING.
So when you read posts about my honesty, just remember that deep down my definition of Jesus is still there, I just need to get the definition of hard out on paper so I CAN FOCUS ON THE DEFINITION OF JESUS.
Until next time,