After fits and starts since – 2010? 2012? A long time – I’m finally getting somewhere. Which is to say, I’ve finished Northern Challenge 4, having never gotten farther than halfway through challenge/lesson 3 before. The encouragement that “if you make it to Challenge 5, you can really do this” is about to be relevant, and I’ve got to say, it’s freaking me out a little. I’ve always enjoyed learning languages, but my high school French and college German teachers will tell you I’m not great at them.
I don’t know anyone who speaks Welsh, and I live in the US. I’m learning so I can understand Welsh music, mostly, and to listen to rugby in Welsh. (Also because I’ve always wanted to learn one of the non-English languages of the British Isles, but Irish & Scots Gaelic are even harder than Welsh. Besides, we know I have ancestors from around the Welsh border, though whether they were Welsh or English is lost to history.)
I guess I just need to reassure myself that I can do this. If I can get through Course 1, I’ve sworn to myself that I’ll subscribe and keep going. Now that I’ve gotten my feet wet, it feels like an awesome goal – and an extremely daunting one.
Now that I’ve gotten that off my chest… Onwards to Challenge 5!