Graduated with A’s! Wahoo! Although, you’d wonder how I got such good grades if you heard me during graduation yesterday. My teacher, Gaby, asked me some questions during my presentation that I was not expecting. So, when she asked me what my favorite sport was, I unintentionally made everyone laugh when I said “Sandia” (watermelon). … More My Favorite Sport is…Watermelon?
Next time I sign up for a training program, I’m going to pay close attention to the name. For example, the word “Intensive” in the title of my training program here in Costa Rica didn’t really stand out to me when I signed up. Oh, it certainly stands out now! This program has been fantastic … More Should have pondered the word “Intensive”
Wahoo! I am at the half-way point for this 7-week intensive program! Yesterday, we learned “Perifasis” – basically, we started putting sentences together with the verbs, nouns and adjectives we have been studying so far. I put together my first story in class today. It starts out with “He is Fred” (now the title of … More El es Fred.
This was a week of goodbyes and hellos. -I said goodbye to Somerdale and hello to Vineland as I moved the last of my belonging to my dad’s house. -I said goodbye to my co-workers and tomorrow I will be saying hello to the Spanish Language Institute in Costa Rica for 7-weeks of intensive study. … More Hasta luego!
Since 2008, I have been passionate about serving in undeveloped villages full-time, but jumping in right after my first trip to Guatemala would have been premature. I have always loved helping people and have been involved with community service in the States, but it was in Guatemala that I became aware of the many people … More Already started packing!