When you’ve lived in a foreign country for more than nine months and still aren’t semi-conversational in the language, it’s probably time to start taking classes.
I have tried to learn Spanish by myself through using Babbel, Duolingo, many other apps, general self-study and multiple other methods, except one, sitting in a classroom with others trying to learn.
There’s an accountability that you have when you’re in a classroom and there’s homework to do, and a sort of competitive nature to not be the worse one there!
You’re more motivated and driven to learn, at least in theory 🙂
It’s not that I don’t want to learn, it’s that sometimes you need that little extra push, or need to try something new. So I signed up for a four week intensive course, Monday to Thursday, 11:30-13:30.
We’ll see how my Spanish develops and if it works, carry on and see how I can improve upon it. If it doesn’t work too well, then I’ll seek to understand why and how I can apply myself better in the future.
And that’s my little tidbit for today.
Waking up early in the morning is always a struggle but there are numerous ways of aiding in the rolling out of bed and starting the day. One of the first things I do when I wake up is try to list all the reasons why I want to get up, what I need to do and the excitement that it may bring.
Often the idea of running outside when I’m half asleep seems a little too much effort but then I start to imagine my route and what I might see.
Here’s a few of the ones I stopped to photograph:
As I have now been in Barcelona for quite a while, I’ve not managed to make myself a marketing plan or attempted to get my name out there properly, so this weekend I made my first step and created a flyer. It’s an initial design that might change, or may stay the same.
The second step will be getting it printed and then distributed amongst the lovely people that are either living or visiting this incredible city.
A lot of my hesitation towards putting myself out there is that I wasn’t sure what type of photography I wanted to do. And truthfully I still love all kinds, exploring new ideas and creating something that could only be amazing for myself. That been said, I most enjoy taking photos of people, interacting with their environment, may it be simply taking it all in or enjoying an overly energetic activity.
If you’re in Barcelona at any point and would love to have a photo shoot or know of anyone else that might like to have one, keep me in mind!
In the meanwhile, hope you guys all have a great day and appreciate the weather (in my case, the sunshine!).