My boyfriend has been an outstanding motivation for me lately. On our recent excursion around the Yucatan he was truly impressed with my natural ability to attempt communicating in Spanish. I said A LOT of words wrong considering my mind likes to translate from English to Portuguese and then to Latin-Spanish but it didn’t stop me from feeling aggressive about getting out there and doing it anyway. Upon our return Blue (the boyfriend) pulled out the Brazilian Portuguese learning set I purchased a few months back half-price at the Borders closing. When I come home from work he always has questions for me about lyrics to a Brazilian song or about the language in general. It’s certainly building up my confidence in myself. And I’m surprised to find myself already knowledgeable on 99% of the first lessons. Supper stoked to do this with him.
I had mentioned to my father that I wanted to see “Cirque” over again after seeing many commercials run for “OVO” on the local tv stations. Once my mother began to mention she wanted to go too, my father began to look for tickets and so they invited my boyfriend and I to go. I had just met my boyfriend a few months prior so my mother and father purchased both of our tickets as a gift to spend some time with us. (My rents had met my significant other before this, but they never had an extended period of time to talk and get to know each other.) I remember meeting them at the front of the tent. Walking from the parking deck in Atlantic Station to that location was pretty uncomfortable considering it was one of the coldest winter nights and it was snowing. Inside the tents the main lobby was bustling and it was warm. We sat in our seats and enjoyed great music and a wonderful performance. Once I have a “cushy” budget again I will definitely want to catch the next show that comes into town. So that’s “Allegria” and “Ovo” crossed off my list.
I asked my parents to start speaking to me only in Portuguese. Unfortunately, because they have spoken English to me my whole life, they keep forgetting my request. Looks like I’ll have to be on top of it for the three of us… which spawns another “sub-goal”; Trying to Remember the original goal and keep to it!
Opened Christmas gifts tonight.
I received an REI tent, a Eddie Bauer sleeping bag, a Coleman fuel lantern, two camper’s place settings, and a kitchen utensil set.
My parent’s also invested in a REI Co-op Membership for me. That means I’ll receive dividend’s back from my purchases once a year. Woot!
Can’t wait to finish this goal.
I’m a week away from getting my degree in graphic design! Now if I could just fit a whole semester worth of work into one tiny week! Dude, I think I’m screwed.