After a break of nearly 12 months off I went again!
One of my positive intentions for 2023 is to pick up speaking French again and to reconnect with a tutor – and scratch my brain for vocabulary lurking in there from the 1990s when I lived in Paris. Crikey.
Finding a tutor online was easy enough. Based just outside Paris and with over 20 years experience teaching adults to speak French, off I went to meet her on Zoom.
Here’s where the thrown in piece came.
Isabelle appeared on the screen. Immediately speaking French to me and I instantly answered without hesitating.
Is my French word perfect? “Non” but is it enthusiastic? “Oui” and did it feel good to just dive in. Yes it did.
Here’s what I learned, once again.
- There’s always more to learn.
- Always another chance to learn.
- Always someone better than you AND
- the race is always ONLY with yourself.
So what if we make errors?
So what if I made her laugh with my verbs and vocab all mixed up!
What I’m so proud of though is this. I did it.
- What is it that you know you’d like to take up again or try for the first time?
- What’s stopping you?
- How did you learn anything?
- What about letting go of learning it if you’re not going to try?
That question can often be the one that gets me into action. What – you mean I’m never going to do it again? NO….
So. Let me leave you with this thought .
In other news…
Snowy celebrated his birthday with a few lovely treats in London. We had 3 nights staying in the centre of town and now we’ve become ‘Country Mice’ it was a bit of a shock to the system but, we got into the swing of it quite quickly!