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Starting Over

25 June, 2017

Polyglot problems… I have them.

I had to stop everything when I got a job offer on April 7th.

No more Ukrainian. No testing the waters of Polish. No trying to get J excited about German.

Instead, I spent time packing up, finding a Realtor, finding an apartment… the fun things that you have to do when you take a job at the opposite end of the East Coast. I moved about a month and a half ago and I still haven’t found my rhythm. I had just settled down into one and was ready to start studying again, but then we went on a vacation and when we got back, the husband finished fulfilling his two weeks notice. He and the dog moved down here two weeks ago.

I was hoping that I could get back into Ukrainian by July 1st, but now I have a new problem.

I have to learn Spanish.

Well, I don’t have to, per se, but I feel it’s important to do so.

Because I wound up in South Florida and English sometimes feels like an afterthought.

It will look good on my resume and make me that more valuable an employee. I have a coworker who is fluent and will help me with the speaking bits. This is good for me since I hate to speak in public and M and I have a good relationship.

Right now, I’m not sure how I’m going to work Ukrainian and Spanish into my mornings, but I’m going to have to figure it out.

I didn’t necessarily mean to become a polyglot - I only wanted to connect with my grandparents, but it looks like languages are like Lays potato chips. I can’t have just one.

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