Saturday, February 27, 2010

THINGS I WANT TO DO



TEACH ENGLISH AS A SECOND LANGUAGE…



For years, I have wanted to learn Spanish. I took a nighttime Adult Ed. class at one point…

Then…A few years ago, I took a couple of college classes from a really good White-American-who-lived-and-grew-up-part-time-in-Spanish-speaking-countries professor.

In between those endeavors…I have self-studied and taken opportunities to learn from any Spanish natives that am fortunate enough to run into.



So…I know about an eighth of a cup of Spanish, and it’s time to get fluent!

TEACHING has always been in me…I currently teach and now that my children have flown the coop, I really think that it’s time to follow this dream…



TRAVEL…



I remember sitting in a classroom in the second grade. We were watching a movie, in which was shown a large city with cars everywhere…Moving swiftly on the freeways…It was at that point that I felt a surge of excitement…There was a part of me that awoke and has never gone to sleep.





Myriads of opportunity exist Travel…There is history…There is culture.

Moving about from one point to the next brings the great adventure of learning…!

I am quite sure that at some remote point in the history of my descendents, there must have been a nomadic relative…



When I lived in a large metropolis on the coast, there was SO much to do…And much of it was free…Driving downtown in the wee hours just looking at the window displays was exciting…Things that are never seen in towns are there displayed…Watching the street people…Taking the children to the sea to catch eels, crawdads, starfish, and the like…Riding the fairies…So much to do!

While living on the road, in an RV, for a spot of time, we traveled and learned…There is so much out there to soak up in our great country…In our great world! I feel much like a sponge…

SIDE NOTE…

For years, as I did self-hypnosis while lying in bed at night, I would picture a set of stairs leading me down to the warm sand of the beach…Over and over, this was the picture I created in my mind to relax me and take me to a far-away place. I felt the warm sand upon my feet, I smelled the salty air, and I heard the gentle waves break upon the sand.

Years later…From when I started the self-hypnosis and this vision in my mind…I had the opportunity to accompany my mom to Cancun. What a marvelous trip it was. As we walked from the hotel room among the palm trees, across the pool decks, there were stairs leading down to the ocean.

I halted…

They were my stairs! The ones I had seen in my mind! I cannot explain the feelings the engulfed me…They were my stairs!...Can we create what we want to happen? I’ll let you decide.

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IF YOU CAN DREAM IT, YOU CAN DO IT!