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*