I’ve been back in DC for almost two months and now 1/4 of the way through French training. It is a slog. It has surprised me how tired I am after 8 hours of language classes, labs, conversation tables, pronunciation tables, and homework. This is the first language I’ve tried to tackle seriously since college Russian a couple decades ago and it’s tough.
That said, I am making progress. Verb by verb. If only I could keep all those damn articles and prepositions straight. Now that I’m a less-sensitive place, I’ll try to keep up on the diplojournaling. Peut-être un peu en français.