Sunday, May 23, 2010

se habla espanol.

I have made a new summer goal. This is a goal I am extremely excited about and completely determined to accomplish. About a year ago, I left to go live in Mexico for a month to study Spanish and explore the ancient Mayan and Aztec ruins. Oh man, that was one of the best months of my life!! A lot of you already know that I have a deep love for Latinos. I often wish I was one myself, but there is no changing that. However, I will do the best I can to become Latina...and to do so, I must learn Spanish.

So, that brings me to the formal introduction of my newest summer goal: to teach myself Spanish. I figure I am tired of wasting money on college courses only to be quizzed, tested, and stressed out. I feel like I don't really get much out of them anyways since I cram the night before an exam and forget half the stuff as I walk out of the classroom. So, if I study for myself and study because I want to, I think I will have a bit more success.

I'm serious about this!!!! I know a decent amount of Spanish already, but what I need is focus and practice. This past Friday night I proved my focus to myself when I did nothing but sit in my room and write out Spanish flashcards. I then proceeded to go to the public library yesterday and I may or may not have checked out a couple of children's English-Spanish picture dictionaries. Best decision of my life.

It may be a bit loser-ish...but I'm stoked about it. Hopefully someday I will be able to pose as a Latina and find myself a fancy little Latino lover...pah. A girl can dream, right?!

And maybe someday I can wear this proudly......?


  1. Good for you! We were at dinner with some people who are both American, but served a Spanish-speaking mission/taught herself and they've successfully taught their children to speak fluent Spanish. But they said to do this, they had to BOTH speak it and speak ONLY it in the house with the kids. They learned English inevitably because of school and being with friends.
    You'll have to marry a hot Spanish-speaker and do this, too!

  2. nikki, you pretty much just summarized my dream situation. NO JOKE. my dream = marry spanish-speaking rm, speak spanish with him, raise our kids with spanish. ahhh. thanks for the optimism!!!! wooo!!