I’ve decided that I don’t have enough going on in my life, so I’ve decided to add another title to my current: “Full-Time Working Special Needs Mom of Multiples” and um “wife”. As of this morning I am a student! Or should I say an estudiante! The police department I work for offers free Spanish classes for any employees looking to learn the language. I had to take a placement test and it was really, ridiculously hard (I only answered 10 0ut of 40 questions correctly). I was entered into the Elementary Level I class. Woot woot!!! Therefore, I have no idea if the title of this blog post actually means “Back to School” but that’s what
Google told me the intention was.
I couldn’t wait to be done grad school a few years ago and claimed I would never miss sitting in a class and stressing about reading & homework, but you know what? I miss it. (I think I just heard Shane crying at the thought of me tacking on more student loan debt!) Maybe not exactly the classroom environment per se, but learning new things. I’ve been wanting to either brush up on French or learn Spanish for some time, so when this opportunity presented itself, I spontaneously signed up! Very un-Ali-like! We got our first homework assignment in our book and the answers to all the questions have been circled already. Ha! That was easy! I guess that’s what happens when the class is using very old textbooks from the University of Maryland.
Once I’m fluent (like November-ish, right?), I’ve already got my sights on my next self-improvement adventure. Photography classes! For someone who takes pictures for work everyday, I’m not that great of a photographer when it comes to documenting the boys. My photos are always blurry and shadowy and I end up editing them on PicMonkey so they’re presentable on the ol’ blog. Basically, photographing a dead body is way easier than a squirmy toddler so I need some instruction. I have all the right equipment to take some great photos, but just have to practice.
So much of my day is dedicated to doing things for others, so it’s nice to do something that will better myself . Plus, I plan on practicing with the boys since their “vocabulary” sounds kind pretty much like Spanish or French right now. Wish me luck! ¡Hasta luego!