Saturday, April 12, 2014

Movin’ on

totally the way my kid would answer

I finally bought a ‘textbook’ for my Ukie class, and after looking at it carefully, we decided that we had gone through the first four chapters.

Guess who has to work through four chapters of homework before Thursday’s class?

I definitely not going to complain about it (too much) - it’s nice to have some structure and some real information. It’s not that she’s a bad teacher. She’s really not, but she’s a native speaker (an expat from Lviv to be exact) living in Manchester (UK)) and sometimes, she has to work through a verb (or a noun, for that matter) to remember which declension / conjugation you need to use. It slows us down and sometimes she gets confused. On the handouts she created sometimes she made spelling mistakes. (I will forever love “Wowel”, but I’m not as amused by the mistakes in the Ukrainian words.)

Not to say that textbooks don’t have typos, but they have a specific order in which they teach things, good samples, and lists of related words.

I didn’t know how badly I needed that structure until I got it Friday AM.

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In other news, I can actually read Ukrainian now. Slowly, of course, but I’m recognising words and getting better at sounding them out.

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In other, other news, I have an idea for my ukrainian blog and I’ll probably start to work on it today in between writing fan fic, scouring iTunes for more Ukrainian music, and homework.

I’ll try to keep all this crap over there because I’m sure you don’t really care about it.

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It’s rare when all things in a person’s life go well. It’s been my experience that if your personal life sucks, then work is good and the opposite is true.

I love my job and I’m still excited to go in every day. Granted, it’s not the job I thought I was hired for, and I feel like I’m already outgrowing it, but I still love it. My co-workers are awesome and I get a little thrill when have to flash my arena staff badge.

My personal live is good. I have time to do things now. I’m learning about my roots. I’m exploring what life has to offer. I’m doing what I can to ensure my continuing happiness.

There are still things I need to work through and a few things I need to handle before I’ll reach my real happy place, but I can see it. 

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Still getting kudos on the Cabin Pressure trilogy. It makes me happy like I can’t even express because it’s so rare for me to give up control and put certain bits of myself out there.

And on that note, I suppose I should write a letter to my prison pen-pal before I get to start on the good stuff…

Posted by Matty on 04/12 at 09:26 AM
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