It’s my second week here in Durango, and so far so good! My extended family’s been really great! Even though there is a language barrier, we’re able to communicate well enough. I don’t speak much Spanish, but I’m able to understand it pretty well–or at least I think! My aunts and uncles don’t speak any English, but my cousins and those who are closer to my age do speak pretty good English, so they’ve been super helpful. My cousin Diana who’s in medical school, is the one whose been extremely helpful. She showed me around town. She showed me where to do my shopping, laundry, and heck–she even took the liberty of showing me a few bars! We’re gonna have a great time! I know it!
I’m so excited about starting my new job next week. I’m set to teach 2nd and 3rd graders learn English. The school has already given me my course materials. And I’m going to start going through the text book tonight. I have to have my entire 14-week curriculum ready by Monday, so I only have a few days to prepare it! I’m kinda stressed out about that, but I’m sure I’ll be fine…
Anyway, besides getting settled and stressing out over my curriculum, I did find time to enjoy my new apartment. It’s so adorable and quaint. I’d hug it if I could! It’s nothing big or anything fancy. It’s a one-bedroom apartment that’s right in front of a cathedral. I love listening to the bells ring every hour, they’re just so peaceful. My bathroom is really cute too. It has these old country-looking lights that add to the whole charm of this place.
I am so happy to be here! I’m going to post regularly because I want you all back home to share in my daily adventures Til next time!