New Languages = Insecurity (but that won’t stop me!!!)

So I did my first lesson of Rosetta Stone tonight and it was actually quite fun! I really dislike sounding like a foreigner who isn’t able to pronounce words or whatever, so learning this new language is very rough on my pride. I am even embarrassed to practice in front of Justin. But I am not going to make the same mistake I did with French. So tonight I sat in the living room and did my lesson with Justin sitting right across from me. Humiliating? Not as much as I thought it would be. He didn’t laugh at me or smirk or anything. He actually either pretended not to hear me or tuned me out. Either way, it wasn’t as bad as I thought. I am determined to learn Spanish and I know that the only way I am going to do that is if I put myself out there. That first step was allowing myself to sound ridiculous in front of Justin. And let me tell you, trying to pronounce “mujeres” was not a pleasant experience for me. But practice will help, so that’s what I’m doing.

*unlike the picture shows, we are practicing Castilian Spanish*


  1. jen braun on March 24, 2009 at 4:39 am

    ummmm, all i gotta say is…we are SO much alike!

  2. Mom on March 24, 2009 at 5:48 pm

    you go jen! i have faith that you will have no problem with this, especially with your putzbah to get it done, in spite of possible humiliation. 🙂 i guess i’d better invest in a few lessons myself.

  3. rachel from the blog on April 12, 2009 at 12:23 pm

    Muy bien mi amiga! I just want to hear you speak that sexy Castilian Spanish with a lithsp… 🙂

  4. Carolina on April 29, 2009 at 9:00 am

    I am so proud of you! I totally prayed for the visas too! Some day we will see each other again and celebrate your Castilian Spanish!! I pray for fruitfulness and that the Spainards will appreciate yo ur awesome personality more than the French! Adios y mucas bendeciones!

  5. Jamie on May 7, 2009 at 10:44 am

    Jen…March 23rd? This can´t be. Why the silence?

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