Sunday, July 24, 2016

I think I can...

I have just realized that my sudden attention to all things not grad school paper writing has deep roots.  This is the 3rd time that I have frozen at the prospect of writing a major paper in Spanish.  The first time was for my double major.  I had taken all of the classes and the only thing I lacked was that last paper.  I have a minor in Spanish.  The second time I was in grad school in Cuba - OPPORTUNITY OF A LIFETIME!! and I sat and wrote something but I couldn't get into it.  I wasn't firing on all cylinders, the muses weren't offering me poetry.  My heart was broken and I was trying to be okay. I submitted - well, I don't even remember and soon I was back in the states struggling to survive, living check to check, hand to mouth with my children; I couldn't even dream.  The muses had totally forsaken me. That one was kind of understandable.  It took me a long time to heal from that experience.  But NOW, now I have no excuse but to lock in and learn.  I cannot fail at this a third time and I do know how big the task is... I need to read some graduate works in Spanish just to get a feel for the tone.

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