Sorry it’s been so long since I posted. I’ve been really busy with class and keeping up with life in general in Madrid.
The reason I titled this thankfulness, is because of something I am slowly discovering. People here can understand me better every day. And the more I listen to Spanish, the less I try to mentally translate and the more I just understand in Spanish. That’s something I never saw happening, even though sometimes I do think in Spanish, I think it’s the matter of hearing it spoken by other people, and understanding without the extra pause of translation. It feels great!
Also, I’m very thankful for the opportunities I have while here. I’ve gotten to see lots of incredible things, including El Escorial, and Palacio Real. And there are no signs of stopping in that department. Tomorrow, we’re going to the Congreso, and Saturday to Toledo, followed by a bullfight on Sunday. And I just found out that before we leave, we’re going to Real Madrid match! I’m really excited about that! We get to see what their two newest players, Cristiano Ronaldo and Kaka, bring to the team.
Anyway, this experience is teaching me so much about Spanish and about myself. I’m so glad I’m here.