Saturday, September 14, 2013

aprendo español

This is my Rosetta Stone "headset" so it can make sure I am saying the words right. Honestly, it's way too easy on me.
Thursday night during our weekly date {#16 Shelby Farms FoodTruck Rode & Sunset Stroll}, Daniel and I spent time comparing our high school Spanish history. He had taken four whole years at his private Christian school, had a crazy-cool hippie for a teacher, and played “Colores Mezclas!” every Friday. I really wish I could explain to you what that means.

On the other hand, I had only two years of conjugating verbs, memorizing vocabulary lists and practicing the rolling “r,” and about all I can do for you is count to veinte {that’s 20 for those of you with similar Spanish skills}. I also, however, can quote various lines from Nacho Libre if that counts for anything.

I am telling you all this because – if you remember - #6 on my bucket list was to “Learn Spanish.” It was my go-big-or-go-home item – something seemingly impossible that I would have to work really hard to accomplish.

And this week I became one step closer to reaching that goal when I ordered Rosetta Stone Spanish {Latin America}. I completed my first lesson on Thursday, and I did pretty well except for my pronunciation. I seem to have a slight accent problem.

I am also telling you all of this because I want you to keep me accountable. With such a huge goal it will be easy to get discouraged and give up. Maybe if the whole Internet knows, I’ll have incentive to keep going when it gets tough.

So, please, ask me how it’s going. Throw me out a Spanish phrase and see if I can respond. Pray for me. And maybe one day I will publish my first Spanish post {don’t worry, I’ll translate}!

Until then… audios amigos!

P.S. I just tried to count to veinte {20} in Spanish in my head. I only got to quince {15}.


  1. Hola amiga! Espero que tus estudios españoles vayan bien. Creo que puedes hacerlo!

    Translation: hey friend! I hope that your Spanish studies go well. I believe you can do it!

    1. Thank you, Laura! I know who to come to when I need help. ;)