I know it's slow around here, and for that I apologize. I blame it on the fact that I'm up to my ears in English lessons every day from the crack of dawn to 8:30 at night most days, and on top of that, I'm in the early stages of my Cambridge DELTA course, which is a lot of work to add into my already hectic schedule. Plus, I have the world's nicest boyfriend, and after all the running around I've gotten up to all day, it's often just a lot more appealing to talk to him than it is to talk to the internet.
But, you know? It's not all bad.
It's been really interesting in about a million ways, this past two and nearly a half years in Prague, and the complete change of life I've enacted by moving here. One of the best things about it is finding out that, contrary to what I've always thought of myself, I'm not actually a cranky, fragile, misanthropic, lazybones. In fact, I'm generally quite cheerful and resilient, I like people, and I'm not in the least bit lazy. Who knew! And generally, things are going really well. I still enjoy my work, I meet really interesting people everyday, I'm learning a lot about the English language (always a pleasure), and my life is full and happy.
On the DELTA front, I've had my first assignment and lesson -- a paper about a grammatical, lexical or discoursal language point (in this case, discoursal: ranting about something that absolutely drives you crazy!)and a lesson in that area observed by my tutor -- and it's been a success. Three marks are possible on the DELTA: pass, fail, and distinction; my lesson was a clear pass, and my paper was a distinction. That's not bad, out of the gate, and I must say, I'm pretty well-chuffed with it.
In sadder news for me and my peeps back home, I won't be able to travel to the U.S. for Christmas this year. It's a big disappointment for me, as I was really looking forward to seeing my dearly beloved and very much missed family and friends, but I hope we can all hook up ye olde skype and talk over Christmas. Meanwhile, I shall travel with Jack to his home in the green and pleasant land of England at the kind invitation of his lovely family, and experience Christmas U.K. style.
I hope to update this horribly neglected website more often in the near future (if anyone's still reading), but have patience. This is likely to be a really busy year for me.
But, dudes. I miss you, man.