Johanna's Multilingual Journal [AR, EL, FR, HR, IT, RU]

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JohannaNYC
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Re: Johanna's Multilingual Journal [AR, EL, FR, HR, IT, RU]

Postby JohannaNYC » Sat Jan 12, 2019 5:56 pm

IT: La gente mi fa ridere con i suoi propositi per l'anno nuovo. La settimana scorsa la palestra dove lavoro sabato mattina era affollatissima, ma oggi era quasi vuota. Voglio aggiungere che questa non è una palestra normale, è una palestra residenziale, tutti i membri abitano là solo devono prendere l'ascensore e ecco ci sono.
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JohannaNYC
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Egyptian Arabic (Beg.), Greek (New Beg.), Russian (New Beg.)
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Re: Johanna's Multilingual Journal [AR, EL, FR, HR, IT, RU]

Postby JohannaNYC » Sat Jan 19, 2019 4:44 am

Mi sento veramente fortunata che al mio ragazzo le piace guardare L'amica Geniale. Così posso passare del tempo con lui e allo stesso tempo faccio il Super Challenge.
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Re: Johanna's Multilingual Journal [AR, EL, FR, HR, IT, RU]

Postby JohannaNYC » Mon Jan 21, 2019 10:19 pm

**VENTING AHEAD**

I just realized I didn't study or speak any Croatian or French yesterday, which are the languages I'm using for the 365 Day Challenge. That realization left me feeling drained. I'm having trouble finding a balance between languages and my BF. Sure he loves watching My Brilliant Friend and he's very supportive of the idea of me speaking and learning lots of languages, but outside of work he expects to be my #1 priority, especially on the weekends.

More than a BF/languages issue, I think I have boundary issues. Either way it was easier to study lots of languages when I was single. Not that I would trade him for languages, I'm just feeling overwhelmed.
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Re: Johanna's Multilingual Journal [AR, EL, FR, HR, IT, RU]

Postby MamaPata » Tue Jan 22, 2019 12:39 pm

I'm sorry to hear that. It's always hard to balance relationship responsibilities (to your partner or otherwise) and everything else. Do you live together?
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Re: Johanna's Multilingual Journal [AR, EL, FR, HR, IT, RU]

Postby JohannaNYC » Tue Jan 22, 2019 6:04 pm

MamaPata wrote:I'm sorry to hear that. It's always hard to balance relationship responsibilities (to your partner or otherwise) and everything else. Do you live together?



No, it would be easier if we lived together that way I wouldn't feel like I have to pay attention to him whenever he's over. This looks horrible in writing, it sounded way better in my head lol!

I'm goal-oriented so it's always a struggle to balance relationships (not just romantic) with my goals. When my mom stayed over for 2 weeks over the holidays I went to work early and stayed late so I could sneak in extra study time.
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Re: Johanna's Multilingual Journal [AR, EL, FR, HR, IT, RU]

Postby IronMike » Tue Jan 22, 2019 7:04 pm

Johanna, I had the same issue decades ago while attending DLI for the Russian Basic Course. A woman I was dating at the time wanted to come by my barracks room weeknights, and I had to tell her no. We saw each other on weekends and of course when passing each other in the building, but I needed way more evening study time than she did. I was a few months ahead of her so we couldn't even study the same things or have the same homework. I know exactly where you're coming from!
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