Friday, June 21, 2013
So a week since my last blog. I have no idea what I was thinking, but when I pictured this summer in the intensive language course, I was picturing plenty of leisure time to read and catch up on shows and recover my health all while being able to enlighten my mind and spirit with some good old language learning .
HAHAHAHA more like this... . Which is to say that I'm in class 4 hours a day, and then struggling with homework for another 5 after that. Intensive is not an intense enough adjective to describe it lol. I ache from sitting in the classroom and at my desk at 'home' every day. Still, it has been a wonderful week, I'm already seeing improvement in my translation skills, and the classes themselves are fascinating.
The point is... I'm exhausted every day and not able to be as vigilant about my diet and exercise as I was hoping to be. Luckily my classmates are good influences. Both grad students, vegetarians, and very health conscious. One has even taught me some yoga poses on our breaks lol. I'm still excited to be back on Spark, but I don't have as much time for posting and tracking as I thought I would have.
Also... have you guys seen anything about the flood in Calgary? I suppose this shows me how lucky I've always been, but it is such a shock when terrible things hit home. It figures that the first time I leave home in years, natural disaster strikes. I feel helpless being so far away. Many neighbourhoods are being evacuated, including my sister and brother-in-law's (and their dogs, and my cats who they are taking care of while I'm gone). Luckily, it has been dramatic, but not disastrous to the point of fatalities (I believe). My facebook feed is flooded with posts of compassion and humour. Lots of thoughts and positive energy is going out to my friends and family back home right now.