What an intriguing past few weeks.
I participated in an induction about the programmes and history of the foundation with 20 other employees and teachers. Introduced myself in Spanish and managed to follow the general gist of the 5 hour presentation and workshop. We then played a game in which I snagged an awesome coffee mug and a Fundacion Paraguaya clip as a reward for correctly answering the question (also in Spanish.)
The same week, the students put on a show for the teachers in honor of “dia de los maestros” – directly translated as “day of the masters” and we were treated to traditional dancing, skits and poetry. During the course of the show, pictures of the teachers were displayed on the projector and when yours truly appeared on screen the entire 150 students almost brought the house down! What a privilege to be so appreciated.
Then all the teachers received a gift. Upon opening up my present I burst out laughing! I had been given another mug!!! Classic. Wonder what that hidden meaning is?
My Spanish has finally taken a much anticipated and welcome leap for freedom during the past few days.
So here’s a thing: 0n Sunday, I did three loads of washing, had some tea and popcorn, read an Aldous Huxley novel, Brave new world-absolutely amazing, and watched the latest harry potter movie! Like I’m oscillating between being 10 and 50! What’s my age again?
And now (big drum roll a la Beethoven, angels trumpeting in the heavens, fireworks exploding in my brain) The delicious and delightful woman I am blessed to be in love with is coming in the next 10 days.
The adventure is about to get even more fascinating. TODO BIEN!!!
Certainly feels as if a frenetic cycle is coming to a close and a more stable one is beginning.
I have been here for nearly four months. I feel as if I can confidently go anywhere in the world and do anything, and the great thing is I still have 7 months to cultivate this new found assured confidence.There is an astronomically big difference between thinking you can do it and knowing you can…………………………….. And I am most pleased to be aware of this.
Adapting to circumstances like a chameleon shifting his colours.
Soaring gleefully like a young Eagle on his first flight.
Feeling powerful like a lion letting loose his first thunderous roar.
Transforming like a snake shedding old skin and emerging fresh and new.
It is so refreshing to be surrounded by innocent and untainted minds. Simple and easy going. Shy but not self conscious. Unrestrained. Aware.