Once again, Day One has provided me another awesome prompt! This prompt is similar to another prompt that I wrote about a couple of days ago, but this one is a little different...
What is the most difficult aspect of your life right now?
This year, I am completing my language requirement by taking Spanish 2 (Honors). So far, this class has challenged me in ways I have never been challenged before. For the first time in my Spanish career, I have been required to speak and listen to fluent Spanish. In past years, whenever I felt “confused” in Spanish class I could always find support by seeing my teacher after class, unfortunately, this year has been different. I have found that my teacher could not simply teach me to speak and listen to Spanish by writing notes on the whiteboard, as my teachers have done in the past. Rather, he could only offer corrections and tips for practicing. For the first two months of the year I struggled with Spanish, there were times when I would sit in class “lost,” without any idea of what my teachers were saying. As the year continued, I slowly began to realize that it was my rigid mindset (“I cannot do this”) that was getting in the way of my learning in Spanish. I now understand how important it is to accept that things are difficult and I now, more than ever, realize that you can only try your hardest, even when things aren’t going the way you want them. I can now accept that Spanish has a lot to do with natural ability and this year’s Spanish experience, undoubtedly, has set me on the right track to succeed in learning to speak Spanish fluently.
Hi! I’m Sam Breault! I’m 15 and I attend the Fenn school.