Another Language

I actually have been thinking of this  subject for quite a while now, almost a year.  The time keeps flying by.

There are two languages I would like to wake up tomorrow and be fluent in.  I intend to pursue both in my own slow time bordering on procrastination because I know it will be a journey not an aha moment.

I took 3 years of Spanish in high school and did well at it.  I remember nothing.  I tried again as I entered crone-dom in college.  I didn’t have time.  I tried again last year on-line but the main lessons were streamed video, and I alas, was still on dial up internet.  I couldn’t even get into sites with more than a few graphics let alone something streaming.  So I didn’t get far.  Now I have finally found fast internet.  I am overjoyed.  And I will definitely began once more.

All of my paternal lineage comes from the Azore Islands to Provincetown, Massachusetts.  I also want to learn Portuguese.  I am obsessed with tracking down my Azorean heritage.  I can get as far back as the arrival in America in the 1800’s but I want to go back and study the Islands.  I can vaguely hear my Grandparents arguing in Portuguese so the children wouldn’t hear them (I guess they didn’t think their tone of voice gave us the gist and taught us some prime swear words in another language we could try out at school).  Another goal of mine is to get the family tree down on paper for my grandchildren.  When my grandmother spoke of her family and relatives back on the islands I never thought I would forget.  I did.  And it is now lost.  As my cousin pointed out, I am now the oldest living female on that side of the family, so I would like to record all I find this time.

Crone time gives you the freedom to do these things you’ve put off.  Many may say it is too late.  It is never too late to love yourself and do what you want despite what everyone else thinks.

This time I think I have all the tools in place to achieve these dreams.  Portuguese and Spanish are similar enough that learning one should help with the other, but it sure would be a boon if I just woke up tomorrow and I was fluently speaking both.

Azores_old_map               Açores



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7 thoughts on “Another Language”

  1. Once again there are no coincidences, just perfect timing, validation, and guidance, if you pay attention (another soon to come project in draft.)
    I will never give up and I will do what moves me.
    The Camino Plan is just such a sign as are the excerpts below.
    If you don’t estimate goal completion time accurately, it can be discouraging when things take longer to achieve than you think they should. This can cause you to give up.
    However, your goals need to be your own – not anybody else’s. So be politely assertive , and do what you want to do!
    From blog :

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