Today begins the new year, and that means it's time for me to finally reveal a secret I've been keeping for a few months. As you already know, with the arrival of a new year, my attention will be shifting to a new language.
My year of Italian is over, but that doesn't mean I'm going to just forget everything I've learned. It's important to maintain each language even as I shift my attention to a new one.
It's also important to remember why I learn these languages. This has never been about impressing people, or being a polyglot. The reason for learning languages is to meet new people, to learn about their culture, to make new friends, and to travel and see the world.
And that's why I'm excited to announce that I am leaving for Italy in less than 10 days! I will be arriving in Rome on the 11th, and then I will be wandering by train throughout the country for a month, seeing the sights and of course, meeting up with many of the wonderful people who have helped me to learn their language.
If you are currently living in Italy, or planning to be in Italy at some time during the next month, and you want to meet up with me, let me know!
And regarding that other big announcement that you were expecting with the arrival of the new year... well, you'll have to wait for my next post! 🙂