I started with my new sign language students today, and it went extremely well!
Today, I was pleasantly surprised to find that the adults and children I met were all ready and willing to put in the hard work and effort it takes to learn the new language. An even better bonus was that the children picked up the letters really easily! I was so surprised, because the letters especially can be hard for little hands to form. I can already tell that this is going to be a great session and I'm looking forward to seeing what else they can pick up.
In addition to being excited and picking up the signs pretty easily, this new group of students happened to be friendly and welcoming, and I'm happy to be getting to know them. It's nice to have a few new people to talk to each week, even if it's just conversing during our lessons. It's amazing that I've been in Florida for over nine months and the only people I ever get to talk to are my fellow Cast Members at work. I miss seeing my friends. I miss, even with my anxiety, being forced into talking to classmates at college when working on projects. Sure, I only spoke about the project, and it was usually just after someone else had started the conversation, but at least I had some interaction....
I guess I just wish that I could move my friends down here too, and have exactly the same life I had in New York, just in the warm weather. I guess you just can't have everything though, can you?
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