It’s hard to believe, but Session 1 is already over. So much has happened since the first day of school! So many new things and people, and so many things ending.
I took exams for Grammar (a) and Phonetics (a) on Tuesday and finished up Language Society as well. Nine chapters in four weeks! It was a lot of information to synthesize in such a short period of time, but hopefully I retained it because Phonetics continues in Session 2 and we’ll be going back to Grammar in Session 3.
I have also officially moved into my new apartment! For those of you who didn’t know, my roommate and I were apartment-sitting for a couple of friends at the complex that we were planning on moving into. But, when my roommate got back from Africa we went to sign the lease and her car didn’t pass inspection. Yep, they have a policy on cars, even visitors’ cars. No dents, scratches and discoloration allowed. So we found a different (and better) apartment next to our friends’ complex. I guess God just wanted us here instead and we’re thankful for where we’re at. (When we saw that the “Keep off the grass” signs were in 4 languages, we knew it was the place for us )
I also graduated in the last month! I think I was the only one there who had already started graduate school. It was a bit anticlimactic but it does feel good to be able to officially say that I’m a college graduate. (For those of you who don’t know that back story, I was supposed to study abroad to finish my Arabic minor this summer. But, with the riots that broke out, that didn’t happen. I still had to take an online class, though. Thus, graduating in August after my first session of grad school). And hopefully I’ll post some pictures soon…
Now I’ve got a two-day break! It’s much-needed, I was getting tired. Hopefully I’ll be able to re-charge and get ready for the next session – Phonetics, Phonology and SLACA! (SLACA is second language and culture acquisition, but SLACA is much easier to write and say)
And hey, thanks for your reading and for your prayer and support! I really appreciate it.