This past Wednesday our boss mentioned that she had been thinking about our Spanish progress and was wondering if we would be interested in taking a week off from “school” to head out for a rural family visit. She thought it might be good to change our routine and allow us to practice and apply what we have been learning.
The catch: she asked us if we would be willing to go to separate places.
Oftentimes couples take longer than individuals to learn new languages because they rely on one another for the newly acquired language and talk with one another in their first language. We of course were sad to think about being apart, but know that this will be good for us in the long run.
So we are heading out tomorrow morning. Cassie is headed to Estelí to live and work with a family who owns a second hand clothing store. Kevin is going to La Concepcion to work on a farm and with a church. We won’t have access to e-mail or the internet, but we will save our stories and pictures for a future blog post.
Have a great week!
“You're only here for a short visit. Don't hurry. Don't worry. And be sure to smell the flowers along the way.”