A marathon, not a sprint

People often say that learning a new language is a marathon, not a sprint and I sure believe it!

I took a needed break yesterday from Hebrew study and went shopping with my good friend Cathy for formal dresses. We had so much fun! We were primarily shopping for her, since she’ll be leaving in a couple of months. We found several beautiful things for her, and I found a cute cocktail dress for me.

Then last night, John and I met a man from our A-100 class and his wife for dinner at a great Cajun place. It was fun to catch up with them. And, the food was great. I had the best soup I’ve ever had in my life!

This week in our area studies class, three Middle Eastern journalists spoke, including the director of Al Jazeera. Very interesting!

Two local staff from Juarez, Miriam and Katy, were here for a class, so we took them to a happy hour on Tuesday for Elise’s going-away. On Wednesday afternoon, I took them on an outing to Main State’s gift shop for souvenirs. They had a lot of fun, and I think it was a good break from the unsettling times in Juarez.

Friday was a light day because one of our teachers was absent. That afternoon we stayed at school to study, then caught the shuttle downtown to another going-away happy hour.

Other than that, the week was filled with studying and more studying…the marathon that it is!

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