Last night, at Deutsch Schule, we received our test results from the previous Tuesday night class. Let’s just say I am not going to win any awards for my language skills. As a matter of fact, I may not pass my A1 test that will allow me to get a visa here in this country. It’s amazing that I am able to buy a bus ticket on my own. Well, in truth, I do still struggle with this task. I still end up with the wrong ticket about once a week. I only know so many words, and my interpretive dance moves do not seem to help explain this to the bus drivers.
I have always done well in school with very little effort. For the most part, I have never really had to study to do well on a test. The only part of Nursing School that was a struggle for me was dealing with the lunatic clinical instructors, the actual coursework itself was not that difficult. Obtaining my B.S.N. was only difficult because it was so time consuming. Writing useless papers, constant papers and projects while working full time and caring for my family was a struggle. But again, the coursework itself was not difficult.
I really assumed that when I started to study German that I would pick it up easily, as I have with everything else that I have studied. Here is it folks….I WAS WRONG. So, wrong. Mark Twain said it all. I will be studying German for the rest of my life and beyond.