Yesterday, during my first day of Spanish classes, I felt like an idiot. Today, I felt like I was on top of the world. I expect my emotions will see-saw like this throughout the whole month.
Yesterday, it was unbelievable to be the only person who didn't speak a word of Spanish in a school with 25-30 people. Many times I stared at people with a big, goofy grin and shook my head. Either that or I had the "deer in the headlinghts" look that I am perfecting down here. This is a good experience for many reasons, but the one that comes to mind first is that now I can truly understand what my Spanish speaking students go through. For that alone, this trip is priceless.
Today, I woke up ready and excited to go back to la escuela. I tried speaking a bit more and the whole school took time out of classes to watch the first half of the Mexico World Cup game. I also bought my first item in Mexico, a Pepsi! Tomorrow I go to an orphanage with my school to play with, cook for and eat with los ninos. I'm sure it will be a rewarding experience. As for now, I think I'll do mi tarea, my homework. Adios!