Grateful to be learning Spanish as an adult

Everyone is my family is fluent in Spanish except for me.

What? How?

My family lived in South America for many years and then moved to Gringo-landia when I was very young. By virtue of being the youngest, I forgot about the mother tongue.

I used to think I was the unlucky one. Left without Spanish.

But now, I’m grateful for it.

For over a year now, I’ve been on a language learning journey. Looking back on what I’ve learnt, a key meta-skill stands out: Language learning isn’t just learning content, it’s learning how to learn. This skill doesn’t come easy. It takes trial and error, persistence and creativity. It’s been a wild and rewarding journey that continues to this day.

So, I’m grateful.