Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Almost 3 months

Well I have let waaaay too much time pass. I'll try to fill you in :)
In Spain they have two days off of school for Halloween, so my host family took me to Sevilla for 5 days! It was incredible. I totally fell in love with it! I visited so many beautiful historic places and ate many strange foods, like my first snail! The city itself is absolutely stunning. If you ever have the opportunity to visit Spain I definitely recommend going there!
School is still pretty difficult, but it's definitely getting better. I still study for an average of 5 hours every school night, but I know that I'm improving. I've had my first dream in Spanish, and sometimes when I'm really in the zone I find myself thinking in Spanish also. When people talk to me, I don't have to translate every word in my head anymore, it's more natural. And I can pick up on Spanish jokes easier as well. It's so embarrassing when everyone around you is laughing at something and you have no idea what's going on!
It's getting to be that time of year when you really start to miss home. It was hard to have Thanksgiving without my family, and I know that it'll only be worse during Christmas and New Years. But I am really excited to experience the holidays in Spain. I'm planning a trip to go into Madrid with some friends, because it's supposed to be beautiful during Christmas!
I can't believe I only have about 7 months left here! It seems like no time has passed at all...