I’m here!

Welp I finally made it to Vladimir after 36 hours of traveling. Plane delays can do that to you. Too much traveling. I am very glad that the next time I have to worry about flying is in May. So far life has been exhausting. It’s been an overload of information. I’m so tired. The good news is that I got to sleep all day Saturday, which was great until I tried to sleep that night. Listening is already a challenge for me (in English), so processing information in Russian is difficult. I have looked dumb a lot so people will repeat themselves. It’s a bad habit. I have also seemed to have lost all of my manners, because I keep forgetting to say please. My vocabulary is so small; da ili nyet = yes or no. Obviously I have to know more than that to even be in the program, but I have forgotten a lot of Russian.  I usually think of the word I want to use in Spanish first and then I don’t remember the Russian word at all. Or I want to use a fake cognate, equally as bad. Slowly I am remembering words with the help of my dictionary. I also have the bad habit if repeating after people without changing the verb to fit first person singular. I know I’ve only been here for two days but they already seem like habit to me.

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One thought on “I’m here!

  1. Katya!!!!! As Peeney would sing,” всё будет хорошо,” it indeed will be. 🙂 I just had to look up how to spell всё, disgraceful! The few first weeks are difficult and then somehow you start absorbing the language as if you were a native Russian. Keep up the blog, I love reading it and have fun! I also demand pictures! 🙂

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