I love learning. It is a good feeling when you know you are properly using your brain. Presently, my brain feels like it can’t take in any more Spanish words, verb conjugations or irregular verbs. I wonder if your brain reaches a capacity? Or does it just store new information in your long term memory and leave space for new information. I wonder if the brain defrags like a computer does, to store information in useful chunks, freeing up larger spaces of memory?
I am enjoying learning Spanish and getting to practise with the family I’m staying with and the students at the nearby seminary. I walk there every morning to do my homework and complete practise exercises on the internet. It is an exciting place to be, knowing that these people are studying the bible and many will go on to be pastors of churches, leading many people to know God and grow as Christians. It is a very tranquil setting to work. In the afternoons, my lessons generally go well. I love learning new words and practising. However, I would not be telling the whole truth if I did not say it is really difficult, frustrating and at times, upsetting that I can’t remember it all. I want to do well and have been disappointed in myself for not remembering everything. I also am fearful of failing, making mistakes and embarrassing myself. I have made many mistakes (one of the funniest was asking the mum of the family for a kiss, rather than a glass) but I am fortunate that I am staying with a very patient family with a sense of humour.