Monday, March 26, 2007


Packing progress about 40% - I have most of my clothes packed and my extra toiletries and computer stuff. Need to go through my books and sort those I'm leaving vs. those I'm taking and pack up a few odds and ends here and there. I will pack my car with the zen of a master tetris player. Everything will fit. There is no other option.

Student packet progress 60% - It occured to me today that they really won't need these until May, so I can stop freaking out about them. I will be teaching them for two weeks in the states in April, and probably two weeks in June, so its just May that needs a packet. it will be fine. Chill Rachael...find your zen place.

Diet progress -18 pounds. The stress is causing me to eat more, but the persistant stomach trouble is balancing everything out. I just hope I don't go crazy on the fast food when I get back to Texas.

Spanish progress - just ordered an expensive program to get over this tope. Its promises conversationally functional spanish in 30 days. I tried it out online free and the structure really makes sense and works for me. Fingers crossed, I WILL learn spanish gosh darn it!

Overall I'm feeling pretty good. Much calmer about things these days. Everything is going to be fine. I just have to keep repeating this to myself. I think I will make one last trip to San Martin to take them the extra clothes and blankets and such that I'm going to leave behind.

I talked to my boss today, and in addition to the pay, the free housing, internet and telephone, I will be eligible to enroll in a Masters program at the Universidad Autonomo Zacatecas. Another reason to get my Spanish skills rolling!

The future is exciting! Its the place to be, so I've got to stop living in the past.
Moxie says I've got to stop typing on this damn computer! Enough already! Lets go play!

I love my dog.


JJ said...

Throughout all the time I've known you, you've been a survivor. You know what you need to do to keep yourself looking up, and I know you'll continue to try to look that way. All things happen for a reason, and while they may not be apparent all at once, everything has its place in time...

Oscar Airedale said...

Nice to hear you sounding so excited & happy Rachael!

My mum studied French, Spanish & Catalan at university. I have a Swiss aire-girlfriend, so mum's knowledge comes in handy!

Oscar x

Debra Kay said...

You inspire me. Not enough to plop down the money for the Rosetta Stone Spanish series, but enough to dream about doing it.