Update: I’m still learning. But mostly learning to not be ashamed to admit when I don’t understand. I hate that feeling of not knowing… I love to know everything. And I like to be right. I don’t like to be wrong, which is probably why I don’t like to open my mouth and speak. The Spanish that comes out is most likely super inferior to whoever I’m talking to. And I don’t like not knowing what to say. It’s even worse in Spanish than it is in English. And this is a daily occurrence. Welcome to my life.
A couple weekends ago, a few of us ventured with Maricarmen and Marcel for an exciting fun-filled weekend at Chiloe. Amongst the (almost) penguin tour, lunch on the beach, dinner at a fancy restaurant in town, super interesting and informative talleres (including learning how to weave wool and a humongous, delicious lunch served by the cutest little farm family), “hiking” in the Chiloe national park and meandering through a feria artesenal, I learned some things.
I loved spending time with everyone this weekend. We bonded over our love for penguins (even though there were none), spelling out CHILE on the beach with our bodies (which was totally hilar by the way), attempting cartwheels and push-up squares, and telling stories around the dinner table at the hostel. As all these events played out, I began to realize that I don’t want to leave. Only a few more months with these great people is so depressing to think about. I don’t even want the thought of leaving to come to mind, because leaving would mean going back to our home states and probably never seeing them again. I don’t want that to happen!
So for the remainder of my time I have here, I will take advantage of every opportunity I have to get to know everyone better. Maybe, just maybe, I will be ready to leave when the time comes. But then again, maybe not…
Now, for your listening pleasure, the inspiration for this blogpost. The one and only…NEEDTOBREATHE
“Please don’t worry now, it will turn around. Cause I need more time, just a few more months and we’ll be fine. So say what’s on your mind, cause I can’t figure out just what’s inside.”